What to Expect During the DEXA Exam

Bone Density Test

A DEXA scan takes approximately 15 minutes. If you wear clothing without any snaps, buttons or zippers, you will not have to change, but cotton gowns are available for your use. You will lie on a comfortable padded table while the arm of the instrument moves above you to scan your spine and hip. The instrument is open and you will not be confined in any way. The technologist will position you by moving your arms above your head or by elevating your legs on a square cushion. At times the table will move.

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