This test measures bone density in the lower spine and the hip.
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures bone density in the lower spine and the hip. A DXA measurement of the hip bone is one tool to help predict the risk of future fractures.
The radiation exposure from a DXA scan is very low. However, so that appropriate precautions are taken, be sure to tell the technician if you are pregnant or could be pregnant. If you have concerns about this exposure, you should discuss the risks and benefits of having the scan with your healthcare provider.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
ProcedureRates.com helps consumers determine the average cost of common medical procedures in their location. By gathering and analyzing data from leading insurance providers across the US, patients can compare the estimated price of common medical procedures to determine their approximate out-of-pocket expenses. All rates are approximations and not guarantees based on data that is available to the consumer. There are currently 638 procedures available in our database. These results and the information contained within should in no way take the place of actual medical advice.
Do not avoid getting health care based on the information on this site. Not affiliated with any insurance provider, hospital, or medical professional. Prices are just estimates based on available data, and may vary based on plan, state, and provider. For informational purposes only.