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A 43-year-old member asked:

Should i get a bone scan or what for osteopenia?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 25 years experience
A DEXA scan: Is commonly performed to evaluate bone mineralization. See your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not bone scan: I think that your are talking about a DXA (or dexa) scan. How do you know you have osteopenia? The DXA scan can help provide a baseline bone mineral density so you can monitor therapy.
Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine 24 years experience
DXA: A "dxa" or "dexa" scan is what you are looking for.

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