Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA. previously DEXA) is a means of measuring 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. Duel energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology.
- Beam shape: : fan beam
- Bone densitometer type: : DEXA
- Type of imagery: : for bone densitometry