Bone Density (DEXA) Scan

Most people don’t put a whole lot of thought into how strong their bones are––that is, until one of them breaks. But did you know bone density scans have the ability to identify decreases in bone density and confirm an osteoporosis diagnosis before a break occurs?

Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, is an enhanced form of imaging technology that is used to calculate bone loss. DEXA is the established and trusted standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) and to make an accurate osteoporosis diagnosis.

A DEXA scan can help detect low bone density before a fracture occurs, confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis, predict your chances of fracturing in the future and monitor the effects of treatment if taken at intervals of a year or more.

It’s painless, non-invasive and safe. Expect the scan to take 10 to 20 minutes during which two X-ray beams––one high energy and one low energy––pass through your bones to calculate your bone density.  

Bone Density Risk Factors

If you have any of the following osteoporosis risk factors, talk to your doctor to see if a bone density test is recommended for you:

  • You have a family history of osteoporosis or bone fractures.
  • You have a history of cigarette smoking or heavy drinking.
  • You have already fractured a bone in a minor accident.
  • You have low body weight, a slight build or a light complexion.
  • You’re a woman over age 65 or a man over 70.
  • You’re on a medication that accelerates bone loss.
Inspira offers DEXA scans from several convenient South Jersey locations.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Largest in the Region
Inspira Imaging Centers make up the largest network of imaging services in the region that offer the latest medical imaging technologies at 10 convenient locations right in your South Jersey neighborhood. The American College of Radiology has accredited our locations in CT, MRI, PET/CT, nuclear medicine, mammography and ultrasound. In addition, the Inspira Medical Center Vineland is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

Patient-Focused Radiologists and Technologists
Our courteous staff provides excellent customer service in comforting and convenient surroundings. Our technologists produce high-quality images that provide your physician with vital information to accurately diagnose and treat you. Our radiologists are able to deliver those digital images and reports easily through a speech recognition reporting system.