Dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan

What is Dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan?

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan meaning An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and density).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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