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What does DXA stand for?

DXA stands for Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (radiology)

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The most commonly used test is a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, which measures bone at multiple sites--the spine, hip and wrist--the most common fracture sites.
5 SD at the femoral neck by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry have a 6% risk of hip fracture over the next 5 years, which fulfills the World Health Organization definition of osteoporosis.
In terms of predicting hip or spinal fracture, two of the most common fracture sites, the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) test is best because it measures those areas," Dr.