NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,351 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan
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- An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and density). Also called BMD scan, bone mineral density scan, DEXA, DEXA scan, dual x-ray absorptiometry, and DXA.