At Mass General Imaging, we offer bone densitometry exams at our sites in Boston and Waltham.
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Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or DEXA for short, uses a special kind of X-ray machine to measure the amount of energy your bones absorb. This exam shows the strength and density of your bones.
Bone densitometry helps diagnose and track the treatment of osteoporosis and other conditionscausing bone loss. Our team takes special care to ensure the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best image quality for evaluation during your X-ray. Bone densitometry imaging takes about 10 to 30 minutes.
The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention at Mass General provides our bone densitometry services in partnership with the Mass General Endocrine Division.