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Bone Density (DEXA)

Bone Density also called DEXA.
Weekdays except Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


To make an appointment, contact scheduling at
540-316-5800
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For questions regarding your examination, please call the Medical Imaging Department at 540-316-4500.

Bone Density (DEXA)

Bone Density Test (also called dexa).


















DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. It is used to measure bone mineral density. It is one of the most accurate ways to diagnosis osteopenia or osteoporosis. This test is so accurate that your follow up DEXA scan can be used to monitor your progress to determine if your treatment plan is working.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s guidelines say that women over 65, younger postmenopausal women who have any of the osteoporosis risk factors, as well as those with specific fractures, should receive a DEXA scan. Men are also at risk for osteoporosis as they age; especially if they have some of the causes of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Serving all of Northern Virginia, Fauquier Health’s bone density testing and technology is just one portion of our state of the art imaging and radiology department. For more information on our full medical imaging services, visit our main medical imaging page.



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