Bone density test in Dallas, Tx
The bone mineral density test measures the number of bone minerals in your body. This is done by using a special type of x-ray called a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan. The DXA scan is also called a DXA or DEXA scan and uses less radiation than other types of scans.
This test can be used to diagnose osteoporosis and low bone mass, which occurs when your body does not have enough healthy bone tissue to support itself. It can also be used to monitor the effects of treatment for osteoporosis on your bones over time.