Dexa bone scan
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD).
It assesses the risk of fracture in our bones so that adequate treatment can be given to reduce the risk and improve the quality of life. DEXA is a type of x-ray which is used to measure the calcium content of the bone. It is a simple, quick and non-invasive medical test that involves in exposing some parts of the body to very small amount of ionization radiation.
This machine also calculates the body fat distribution and the proportion of muscle and fat in the body. Therefore important in patients who intend to loose weight and those who want to maintain their body weight.