Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the preferred technique for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DXA is relatively easy to perform and the amount of radiation exposure is low. IUI’s DXA scanner offers research-grade-image resolution and exacting precision, designed to provide physicians a high degree of clinical confidence in imaging across numerous body types.

Preparation for your DEXA:

  • You may eat & drink without any restrictions.
  • Please do not take calcium supplements for 24 hours prior to exam.
  • Dress comfortably and wear clothing without metal (such as snaps, zippers, or eyelets). Any clothing you wear with metal around the waist will need to be changed before the exam. Other metal items, such as rings and watches will not affect your imaging.
  • Ladies, please contact your nurse or physician prior to the day of your exam if you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.