ALNOOR also offers the facility of DEXA scan, which is a special type of X-ray that measures the bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA stands for “dual energy X-ray absorptiometry”. This type of scan may also be commonly known as:
- DEXA scan
- Bone density scan
- Bone densitometry scan
DEXA scans are often used to diagnose or assess someone’s risk of Osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases their chances of breakage. Nowadays, physicians prefer DEXA scan as compared to the conventional X-rays in identifying low bone mineral density because of its increased speed and accuracy.