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Bone Mineral Density Scan (DEXA)
Bone Mineral Density Scan (DEXA)

What is a
DEXA Scan?

  • Imaging study that uses low level X-rays to measure bone mineral density (BMD).
  • These scans provide a way to measure bone loss as patients age, offering helpful details about risks for osteoporosis and potential bone fractures.

Reasons to have
a DEXA scan

  • Increased age: Most individuals slowly lose bone mass as they age. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends people have a DEXA scan starting at 65 (women) and 70 (men) to track overall bone health changes.
  • Family history: If one or more family members have had osteoporosis or more than one fracture, patients may have a higher risk for bone loss.
  • Previous fractures: Breaking bones, especially after age 50, may be a sign that you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis. Porous (less dense) bones tend to break more easily.
  • Medications: Some medications such as prednisone, cancer drugs, and drugs used after an organ transplant can weaken your bones overtime.
  • Overall health: Many chronic medical disorders can make your bones more likely to break. These conditions can include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease.
RP Houston

Radiology Partners Houston is a division of Singleton Associates, PA, a leader in the Texas imaging market, and provides exceptional, high quality, compassionate care throughout Texas. Radiology Partners Houston offers highly specialized experience in every facet of radiology, utilizing current and progressive protocols with the most innovative techniques for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic intervention.

Radiology Partners Houston

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Physician Support: (713) 242-4046

Billing Questions: (281) 783-6832