What Happens After I Order a DXA?

  • Angelo A. Licata
  • Susan E. Williams


In a recent survey of our primary care colleagues that asked “what would you like to know about DXA,” two very common themes were the request to learn more about the process and what to tell patients ahead of time. This chapter is dedicated to exactly that, provides an example of simple pre-DXA instructions, a pre-DXA questionnaire, and a step-by-step look into the process of obtaining bone mineral density measurements (Fig. 3.1).


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo A. Licata
    • 1
  • Susan E. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Endocrinology-MetabolismCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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