The bone densitometry scan (DXA) measures bone
density(strength). The procedure involves lying on
a table for a few minutes while the scan is taken.
The scan results will tell us how strong your
bones are 1 in 3 women over the age of 50 suffer
from a condition called osteoporosis where the
bones are less strong and more likely to break by
having a bone scan you can find out if you have
The bone scanner used radiation to produce an
image of the bones, however the dose of radiation
used is very low (much lower than a normal x ray).
The risk of radiation exposure from a DXA bone
scanner is low compared with the benefits that the
information provided gives.