DXA is the most modern and widespread method of determining bone mineral density on which the diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis is made.

It is not painful, not special training is required before the examination, it is accurate and risk-free.

It uses very small doses of X-rays, of different densities, which cross the bone showing the the degree of reduction of bone density.It can be performed on different parts of the body (spine, coxo-femural joint, forearm) or on the whole body especially to highlight the proportion between bone, muscle and adipose tissue.

The risk of fractures in the next 10 years can be also assessed.