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Concerned about osteoporosis?
The bone density scan is the most complete evaluation of a patient’s bone density status, requires little to no special preparation, and is less expensive than other methods. The bone density scan provides valuable information on your bone mineral density and predicts future fracture risk.
Nuvance Health also offers Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans. These scans use two X-ray beams with different intensity levels to measure your bones' strength and thickness. This is typically for older adults (age 65 or older), but may also be necessary if you have a condition that causes bone weakening, such as lupus.