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Search the A-Z list for a list of covered services. Your coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary based on who you are and your health plan option.

Bone Density Study

TRICARE covers bone density studies, also known as DXA or Dexa scans, for:

  • Diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis or osteopenia
  • Patients with signs and symptoms of bone disease or those at high risk for developing osteoporosis
TRICARE doesn't cover bone density studies for the routine screening of osteoporosis.


This A-Z list of topics is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers most inpatient and outpatient care that is medically necessary and considered proven. However, there are special rules or limits on certain types of care, while other types of care are not covered at all.

Last Updated 9/16/2014