Home / About / Join Our Team / Contact / 610-431-5000

Medical Services Locations Patient/Visitor Info Programs & Support Points of Pride

Home > Medical Services > Radiology Services


DEXA ScanEvery day, physicians use X-rays to view and evaluate bone fractures and other injuries of the musculoskeletal system. As important as a plain X-ray test can be for certain conditions, it is not the best way to assess bone density, detect osteoporosis, or determine risk of fractures. To detect osteoporosis accurately, doctors use an enhanced form of X-ray technology called Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA). A quick, painless procedure for determining bone loss, DEXA is the established standard for measuring bone mineral density. DEXA measurements are most often performed on the lower spine and hips.

Exam Preparation for Outpatients Over 16 Years of Age
Wait a week or two if you had a barium study or a scan using contrast.


This service is provided at:
Penn Medicine Exton
Fern Hill Medical Campus
Kennett Medical Campus

Appointments: 610.431.5131
In most cases, same-day appointments are available.

Last Updated: 12/3/2014