Starting in January, Story Medical began offering Dexa scanning. A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, uses two low-dose X-ray beams and scans through bones to measure bone density.
One beam emits higher energy than the other beam, and the difference between how much of each X-ray passes through the bone helps determine its density. The radiologist can then evaluate your osteopenia, osteoporosis and fracture risk. Your ordering provider will discuss the results and recommendations. The procedure is painless and fairly quick.
For more information, please call our Radiology Department at (515) 382-7779.