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October 3rd, 2014

Is there anyone who should not have an iDEXA scan?

By The DAHLC

iDEXA scanning appears safe for nearly anyone. There are situations in which it may be inaccurate:

  • People having radioactive iodine thyroid treatment
  • People who have had a nuclear medicine study or a barium X-ray within the last 5 days
  • People with large amounts of metal in their bodies
  • People with significant arthritis of the spine

An iDEXA scan is permitted once every 92 day period.  iDEXA is not recommended for pregnant women.

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