What Is It ?
DEXA (or DXA) is the gold standard for body mineral density for diagnosis of osteoporosis and osteopenia. The machine passes a very low dose of dual-energy X-rays through the body to provide a high resolution image and precise measurement of your overall bone density.
For Monitoring Bone Health
DEXA scans can be used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but is also common in older men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium and structural changes in the bones, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
If you are on medication our DEXA machine can also track the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss. We can provide specialist care in the management of osteoporosis with balance training, physical exercise and movement.
A DEXA scan is quick, painless and non-invasive. You will be instructed to lie flat on a padded table, staying very still, while the scanner passes over you. You can remain fully clothed during the scan, but for best results wear underpants, swim wear, shorts and t-shirt though you may be asked to remove heavy clothing, shoes, jewellery and metal objects. The scan only takes about 5 minutes but the whole process may take up to 15 minutes.
If you are doctor, personal trainer, coach, researcher or other professional in need of DEXA for your athletes or clients we offer an affiliate package for those who want to work in association with us using this cutting edge technology. Call or email us for more details.