Suggested Consent Language: DEXA (Bone) Scan

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DXA scans are commonly performed and considered safe. During the scan, you are exposed to a very low amount of radiation. The amount of radiation is less than one tenth of the amount used during a normal chest X-ray and equivalent to one day of exposure to natural background radiation. The amount of radiation used during a DXA scan is considered safe for adults but can cause damage to unborn babies.