The bone densitometry treatment, also referred to as dual energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA in which very small amounts of ionizing radiation is used for producing image of the organs within the body which can measure loss of bone density. Your endocrinologist may recommend you to undergo a bone densitometry treatment for diagnosing the ailments like osteoporosis as well as for determining your risk to develop fractures. It is a quick and non-invasive treatment which doesn't cause any discomfort and is regarded as the most appropriate means to diagnose osteoporosis. The bone densitometry treatment can detect bone mass and give accurate bone density results. You will not have to take any special precaution for the treatment and your endocrinologist would be able to diagnose as well as treat different medical conditions. The bone densitometry treatment is most commonly performed on the hips and lower spines. In case of kids and some adults, the whole body is required to be scanned. The peripheral devices which make use of ultrasound or x-ray are often used for screening low bone mass. Osteoporosis is the most common problem that affects women after menopause and also some men and children in rare cases. Osteoporosis refers to gradual deficiency of calcium in bones along with structural changes which leads to thinning of bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. The bone density results can also help your endocrinologist to track the effects of the treatment and evaluate the conditions which have contributed in causing loss of bone density.