Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) (En español)
Also known as: Bone Density Test
A test that uses low-dose x-rays to measure bone mineral density, including calcium content, in a section of bone. Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans are used to detect osteoporosis and predict the risk of bone fracture.
See Related Term(s): Osteoporosis