DXA at UCSF
- A technique used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). Two X-ray beams with differing energy levels are aimed at the patient's bones. When soft tissue absorption is subtracted out, the BMD can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone.
- Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, DEXA
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI),
Contact: John Shepherd 415-891-7437 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for body composition and bone density testing in adults, children, infants