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Whole Body Dexa Scan
This is a test in which the scanner uses very low doses of xrays to scan the whole body. It takes a few minutes to perform and is safe. Women should be certain that they are not pregnant before undergoing this test.
This scan will determine (a) the calcium content or bone density of all the bones in the body and (b) the percentage of fat and lean tissue in different parts of the body.
Millions of older adults suffer from osteoporosis, a condition in which the calcium content of the bones is low. This is the gold-standard test to diagnose this condition. This test will also help those trying to get fit, lose weight and build muscle.