Dual Energy Absorptiometry (DEXA)

The UNM CTSC is the only iDXA resource in the state of New Mexico. With this powerful tool, we can provide both body composition and bone density information. The various scans and assessments are listed below.

For inquiries, please contact Vanessa Garcia • 505-272-6010 or 505-272-5501


Body Composition

  • Non-invasive measurement of lean and fat tissue components including percent fat, and lean tissue mass
  • Regional fat distribution
  • Android-Gynoid assessment

Bone Density

  • AP Spine
  • Single Femur
  • Dual Femur
  • Forearm/ Supine Forearm
  • Vertebral Fracture Assessment (DVA)
  • FRAX (WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool)
  • Estimated Body Composition
  • Pediatric
  • Advanced Hip Assessment
  • Orthopedic Hip
  • Hand
  • Spine Geometry
  • Total Body Bone Mineral Density (BMD)

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CTSC Research Concierge

CTSC Research Concierge • 505-272-3183



CTSC Administration Office

900 Camino de Salud NE

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-6042