DEXA Imaging $125

WHAT IS DEXA Imaging?

DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is an imaging technique used to measure your bone mineral density.

DEXA scans let our physicians evaluate your bone density, diagnose osteoporosis and predict risk of a fracture. DEXA scans are provided in our outpatient facility located at 10603 North Meridian Street.

At Northwest Radiology we are committed to making sure you feel cared for during your entire DEXA scan procedure. You can expect exceptional, compassionate care with us.

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  • Produces detailed images of your lumbar spine, wrist and hip
  • Painless and noninvasive
  • Uses low-dose x-rays with different levels of energy
  • Recommended for: women with additional risk factors besides menopause; all women over 65 years old; postmenopausal women who have broken a bone or have one or more risk factors; women who have been on hormone replacement therapy for an extended period of time; and women considering osteoporosis therapy


  • Do not take any calcium supplements the morning of your exam.
  • Wear comfortable clothing with no metal zippers or buttons in the abdominal or pelvic areas. You will be asked to change into a gown if you have metal on your clothing. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects or clothing that might interfere with the x-ray images.
  • If you have recently had a barium study, such as an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract exam, barium enema or computed tomography (CT) scan, you should wait at least two weeks before a DEXA exam is performed. This is to ensure no residual barium interferes with your DEXA exam.
  • Please let us know if you may be pregnant.


  • A computer will analyze the receptor’s readings and then convert this information into an image on a video screen.
  • A Northwest Radiology board-certified physician trained in DEXA imaging will study this image and determine if more tests are needed.
  • Results are sent to your ordering physician and also posted to our patient portal.


What to Expect from Your DEXA Scan

Learn how best to dress and prepare for your DEXA scan by watching this video. And find out more about the procedure and what it includes.

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Testimonials

I was impressed. Everyone there was very friendly and very professional. I was out of there in less than 45 minutes."

DEXA Imaging Patient June 2018 Product June 27, 2018

They were friendly and made me feel comfortable."

DEXA Patient November 2018 Product November 11, 2018

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What to Expect from Your DEXA Scan?

Learn how best to dress and prepare for your DEXA scan by watching this video. And find out more about the procedure and what it includes.

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