DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) Scan
A DEXA scan is an X-ray scan used to measure bone mass when checking for osteoporosis. The test usually includes measurements in the hips and lumbar spine. However, wrist measurements may be used if either the hips or spine cannot be scanned due to abnormalities such as fractures, implants or surgical changes.
A DEXA scan is the most accurate method to measure bone mass and for monitoring changes resulting from menopause or osteoporosis treatments.
The test takes about 15 minutes to complete and is available with a physician’s order at St. Rita's Women’s Wellness Center.
St. Rita's Women’s Wellness Center (by appointment only)
770 W. High Street, Suite 250
Lima, OH 45801
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.