What is a DEXA Scan and its Benefit?

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DEXA stands for “dual energy X-ray absorptiometry” and used to check the full body bone mineral density. DEXA is often used to diagnose the risk of osteoporosis (osteoporosis is a condition that can weaken your bones). Apart from this, DEXA scan is painless and effective than normal X-rays to identify the bone mineral density. DEXA is a quick, easy, and inexpensive test for measuring fat, muscle, and bone composition.

Here are some benefits of the DEXA scan:

Get Motivated to exercise

DEXA scan helps to find the accurate measurement of the fat that will help to set an exercise goal. DEXA scan is also helpful to measure your progress so you can adjust the excise according to the fat.

Help to compare your body with others

DEXA scan will also help to measure your body fat ranking which can compare your body with other peoples and give you ranking. This is great to see how you look up for others same age peoples.

Nutrition to Build Muscles

DEXA scan will help to make sure that your diet has the right combination of foods to help you boost your weight loss.


A DEXA scan help to measure the bone density to access the risk of osteoporosis or fracture. A DEXA scan can deduct the small changes like 1 percent. It’s more sensitive, accurate, inexpensive, quick and effective to other normally X-ray.


DEXA scan takes around 5 minutes of scan of your full body. DEXA Scan helps to identify patients at high risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. There is no special type of preparation needed before a full body DEXA scan. Apart from this, you can wear full body clothes depending on the area of your body.