A bone density scan uses low dose X-rays to see how dense (or strong) your bones are. You may also hear it called a DEXA scan.
Bone density scans are often used to diagnose or assess your risk of osteoporosis, a health condition that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
A GE Lunar DEXA Scanner (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorption) enables the accurate measurement of bone mineral density (BMD) as well as total body composition/fat content. This allows clinicians to monitor the onset of Osteoporosis and also be used to ascertain fracture risk and monitor how well the treatment is working.