Radiology Lab, Pathology Lab
MBBS, MRCS, FRCR (UK)
M.B.B.S, M.C.P.S (T), A.R.D.M.S
A DEXA scan is used to get an idea about the bone mineral denisty of an individual. This mineral denisty is necessary to assess the risk of osteoporosis or fractures. DEXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorpitometery. In this scan, two x-ray beams are used collectively to get a snapshot of the bones..