Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)

DXA is the most accurate and advanced test available for measuring bone mass. Safe and painless, this scan is used to determine the bone density of the spine and hip, and can diagnose bone loss associated with osteoporosis at an early stage.

Prep Instructions

This exam will take 20-30 minutes. Please do not take any over the counter or prescription calcium supplements the morning of your DXA appointment.

After Care Instructions

Follow up with your referring physician within 3-5 business days for routine exam results.
Wearing a two piece outfit, without zippers, snaps or buttons will allow you to keep your own clothes on for the exam.


All DXA scans must be scheduled with the Diagnostic Imaging Center, at (850) 942-6624. Same or next day appointments are often available. Healthcare providers scheduling should advise if a patient has any physical disabilities.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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