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Bone Densitometry DEXA Scan in Kelowna

Bone densitometry is a safe, accurate, and painless way to measure bone density. DXA measures the bone density of a patient and compares it to the bone density of a young normal reference population.

Osteoporosis And Bone Fractures

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to fractures and broken bones.

Osteoporosis causes two million bone fractures every year. This devastating disease affects 4 out of 5 women, as well as many men. Fortunately, it can be detected and treated. A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs.

Importance of Bone Health

A DEXA scan is an imaging test that measures bone density (strength). The scan results can provide helpful details about your risk for osteoporosis (bone loss) and fractures (bone breaks). DXA can also measure your body composition, such as body fat and muscle mass.

Osteoporosis Diagnosis

A DXA scan can evaluate the bone density in the hip, spine or other bones to determine the risk of osteoporosis. It’s a way to measure bone loss as you age.

Future Risk Assessment

The DXA bone densitometry scan also assesses an individual’s risk for developing fractures. The risk of fracture is affected by age, body weight, history of prior fracture, family history of osteoporotic fractures and lifestyle issues such as cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Cardiovascular Health

The DEXA scan can be used to screen for calcium build-up in major blood vessels, known as abdominal aortic calcification (AAC). This build-up is a hardening of the abdomen’s largest artery. AAC is a marker of increased risk for cardiovascular events, especially in women, and can potentially be identified early using imaging tests such as a DXA scan.

Monitor Treatment Progress

It can also determine if bone density is improving, worsening, or staying the same following a previous diagnosis and treatment. DXA is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.

Bone Density Results

The DEXA scanner uses beams of very low-energy radiation to determine the density of the bone. The machine measures the amount of X-rays that pass through the bone from each beam.

This will vary depending on how thick the bone is. Based on the difference between the two beams, your doctor can measure your bone density. For the results of your scan, you’ll get a T score and a Z score.

Am I Overweight?

Are you in the healthy range? Use this tool to calc​ulate your Body Mass Index (BMI) now to know your risk for obesity-related diseases.

How Healthy Are My Bones?

Take the 1-minute quiz to determine your risk for developing osteoporosis.

DexaCan Plan Options

The DEXA scan is the gold standard procedure for body composition analysis. We offer multiple plans for you to choose from.

DexaCan is more than your average medical clinic.

Who Should Get a DEXA Scan?

A DXA assessment is suitable for people on weight management programs, athletes in training as well as men and women at risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture.

It is also used for monitoring certain diseases such as Sarcopenia and Lipodystrophy and the effects of some medical therapies.

Why choose DexaCan for your private DEXA body scan?

Leading Expertise

Advanced body composition analysis delivered by our experienced practitioner

Rapid Access

Contact us now for an appointment, with or without a referral.

Innovative Diagnostic Imaging

The best technology available for assessing obesity, cardiovascular, and other metabolic diseases.

Safety & Comfort

Quick 3-5 minute scan. No injections, non-invasive, painless with no patient preparation required.


Please contact us with questions, or to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to hear from you.

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