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DEXA Scanning

DEXA scanning uses a very low x-ray technique to measure bone density and is the gold standard for diagnosis of osteoporosis.  We all develop osteoporosis if we live long enough but some people are at risk of developing osteoporosis with a low bone density at an early age.  There are a number of risk factors including a family history, an early menopause for women, long-term steroid use for everybody, etc.