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Every day, physicians use X-rays to view and evaluate bone fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. As important as a plain X-ray test can be for certain conditions, it is not the best way to assess bone density, detect osteoporosis, or determine risk of fractures. To detect osteoporosis accurately, doctors use an enhanced form of X-ray technology called Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA). A quick, painless procedure for determining bone loss, DEXA is the established standard for measuring bone mineral density. DEXA measurements are most often performed on the lower spine and hips.

Exam Preparation for Outpatients Over 16 Years of Age
Wait a week or two if you had a barium study or a scan using contrast.

 

LOCATIONS and CONTACT INFORMATION

This service is provided at:

Penn Medicine Exton
700 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA 19341

Fern Hill Medical Campus
915 Old Fern Hill Road
Building D, Suite 400
West Chester, PA 19380

Kennett Medical Campus 

402 McFarlan Road
Suite 204
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Appointments: 610-431-5131
In most cases, same-day appointments are available.

All locations are facilities of Chester County Hospital.

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