When should a DXA not be done?

A patient should not have a DXA if they have had any x-ray dye in their system with the last 48 hours. Pregnant women should not have a DXA scan.

How should you be dressed for a DXA scan?

The patient should be comfortably dressed, with clothing that does not have metallic ornamentation. We do not ask that any clothing be removed, but you will be asked to remove any metal objects and jewelry that is around your waist.

What is a bone density test?

Bone Densitometry is a radiological procedure done to detect low bone mass. It is the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis or low bone density. The bone densitometry or DXA scan allows for a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia in patients … Continue reading