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 list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 7/12/2022