How long does a Dexa body scan take?
Typically, the scan lasts between 8 to 15 minutes, ensuring a thorough analysis.
Is the Dexa scan safe?
Absolutely. Dexa scans utilize low levels of radiation, well below established safety limits, making them a safe and reliable diagnostic tool.
How often should I get a Dexa body scan?
The frequency varies based on individual goals. Some opt for annual scans to track progress, while others may choose more frequent assessments for ongoing insights.
Do I need to prepare for a Dexa scan?
Wear comfortable, metal-free clothing. You will be asked to take off any large jewelry before the scan. Robes are provided for patients needing to change.
Can anyone get a Dexa body scan?
Yes, Dexa scans are generally suitable for most individuals. However, consulting with our RUMA providers is recommended, especially if you have concerns or pre-existing health conditions.