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Bone density scan (DXA)

A bone density scan is a special low-dose X-ray test to look for how dense or strong your bones are. It's often used to look for thinning of your bones (osteoporosis). It's sometimes called a DEXA scan.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Radiology, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed February 2020.

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Osteoporosis

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