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Can osteoarthritis be detected in a DEXA scan?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2017
Question: Will osteoarthritis show up on a dexascan?
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, dexascan doesn't show osteoarthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.

Dexascan does not show osteoarthritis but just the bone density and compares it with a normal bone.

Hope this answers your question.
Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.

Regards,
Dr.Papaqako
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Can osteoarthritis be detected in a DEXA scan?

Brief Answer: No, dexascan doesn't show osteoarthritis Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question. Dexascan does not show osteoarthritis but just the bone density and compares it with a normal bone. Hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have other questions or concerns. Regards, Dr.Papaqako