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can a dexa bone density scan show something an x-ray doesn't?

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Complementary tests: A DEXA quantifies the bone mineral density of the bones examined. An x-ray evaluates the bone mineral density qualitatively as well as the integrity of the bone and looks for disorders such as fractures, metabolic abnormalities, cancer.
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