The bone density measurement with DEXA method is an effective method to diagnose and assess the extent of osteoporosis, a bone disease which can be caused by lack of calcium in the body.
This lack makes the bones thinner and more fragile. Osteoporosis is mainly diagnosed in women after the end of menopause, but can be also less frequently found in men.The bone density examination is painless, bloodless and safe.
During the examination the examined person lays under a special scanner with his/her clothes on. The scanner moves along the patient in order to image the area of interest.
The entire procedure lasts 15 minutes.