Approximately 36 million Indians are currently suffering from Osteoporosis, which makes the disease a very prevalent one amongst the Indian population. Osteoporosis is a condition wherein gradual loss of calcium causes the bones to thin, become weak and fragile, leaving them prone to breakage. Postmenopausal women fall in the top high-risk category of suffering from osteoporosis.
Regular scans, preventive tests and early detection is the key to keeping the onset of the condition in check and taking measures to keep it from aggravating.
What is a DEXA scan used for?
A Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is an improved form of x-ray technology that helps in the accurate detection of Osteoporosis in the body. DEXA bone densitometry is an established standard to measure the bone mineral density (BMD) in the body. It is generally performed on the hips and the lower spine, but can also be used to screen the wrist, heel and fingers.
A DEXA scan is strongly recommended if you :
How is a DEXA scan conducted?
A DEXA scan is performed in the following way:
The procedure time is 10-20 minutes.
How can I prepare for a DEXA scan?
At Apollo Clinic, we possess cutting-edge central as well as peripheral DEXA equipment in order to correctly measure BMD. We follow rigorous procedures and constitute of the most competent and experienced team of technologists, radiographers, doctors and nurses ensure that each DEXA result is precise and accurate.