dual energy x-ray absorptiometric 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 density). Also called DEXA scan, bone mineral density scan, BMD scan, dual x-ray absorptiometry, DXA, and DEXA.

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  • dual x-ray absorptiometry — 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

  • BMD 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

  • bone mineral density 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • DXA — 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

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