DEXA

An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and density). Also called DEXA scan, bone mineral density scan, BMD scan, dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan, dual x-ray absorptiometry, and DXA.

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  • DEXA — Abreviatura de dual energy X ray absortiometry. Véase absorciometría de rayos X de energía dual. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • dexa — dexa·meth·a·sone; …   English syllables

  • DEXA — Als Knochendichtemessung, auch Osteodensitometrie, werden medizinisch technische Verfahren bezeichnet, die zur Bestimmung der Dichte, bzw. des Kalksalzgehaltes des Knochens dienen. Menschen mit vermindertem Kalksalzgehalt tragen ein erhöhtes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • DEXA — Photographie d un ostéodensitomètre. La méthode DEXA (Dual energy X ray absorptiometry, ou absorption bi photonique à rayons X) est une méthode d imagerie médicale basée sur la comparaison de l atténuation de rayons X de deux énergies différentes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • DEXA — dual energy x ray absorptiometry * * * DEXA abbr dual energy X ray absorptiometry * * * a method of measuring bone density based on the proportion of a beam of photons that passes through the bone. See osteoporosis. * * * dual energy x ray… …   Medical dictionary

  • DEXA — dual energy X ray absorptiometry a method of measuring bone density based on the proportion of a beam of photons that passes through the bone. The results of a DEXA scan are expressed as a T score. See also: osteoporosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • DEXA — • dual energy x ray absorptiometry …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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  • DEXA scan — An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry — DEXA …   The new mediacal dictionary

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