bone density scanA bone density scan is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DXA is most often performed on the lower spine and hips. In children and some adults, the whole body is sometimes scanned. Occasionally when there is a hip replacement or lower back surgery there is metal in the body, in those cases, a bone density scan on the forearm is done as a secondary site. Therefore, DXA will be ordered either as a bone density spine and hip, or bone density extremity. Buffalo MRI has the latest in Bone Density (DXA) equipment including an advanced analysis of potential for future fracture called FRAX.