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

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