What is DEXA bone density Scan?

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DEXA stands for 'dual energy x-ray absorptiometry'. It is a test that measures the density of bones. In general, the more dense the bone, the stronger it is, and the less likely it is to break.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 4 1
Support bone/joint health 4 1
Evaluation/monitoring 2 0
Bone pain 1 0
Celiac disease 1 1
Osteopenia 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with DEXA bone density Scan

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for DEXA bone density Scan

Oct 3, 2011 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bone density)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Good bones

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