Bone Density Imaging
Swedish empowers you to take control of your bone health and minimize the threats of osteoporosis and arthritis. With advanced technology, we can precisely detect the signs of osteoporosis with a quick and painless bone density imaging test.
DEXA (bone densitometry) is an imaging study to measure bone density. It's used primarily to detect osteoporosis - a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. The bones that are most commonly tested are located in the forearm, hip and spine.
This X-ray procedure scans your body and produces high-resolution images of your bones to check for density. Traditional X-rays can only detect signs of bone degeneration after a 40-percent change in bone density. Our advanced imaging techniques allow us to detect even a 1-percent change in your bones.