Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures.
DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis.
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is the most accurate and advanced test available for measuring bone mass with excellent resolution and reproducible precision. The latest DPX NT Pro Pencil Beam total Bone Densitometer supplied by Wipro GE HEALTHCARE PVT LTD combines high performance scanning with advanced clinical utility and revolutionary encore software, making it one of the best of its kind and offers to be of great service to patients in the early detection of osteoporosis, which if left undetected can lead to crippling and life-threatening fractures.
At PRIMA, we perform Densitometry studies for disorders such as:-
We also perform body fat assessment which may be used to assess weight loss therapy and exercise programs.
Prima Diagnostics and its parent company Bhima Lifesciences LLP is headed by Managing Partner, CEO and Senior Radiologist Dr. H.T. Gururaj Rao. Dr. Gururaj Rao completed his MBBS from Davangere and post graduation from KMC Manipal, where he received the gold medal for the "Best Student Radiologist 2001". After completing his DNB in KG hospital Coimbatore, he started his career as Consultant Radiologist at Elbit Diagnostics, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.
He soon turned entrepreneur and co-founded Clumax Diagnostics in 2005, along with three other radiologists. Under the able stewardship of its founders, Clumax Diagnostics quickly emerged as the leading Diagnostic Centre in Bangalore in a very short span of time. Dr. Gururaj Rao successfully served in various leadership positions and also as consultant radiologist at Clumax Diagnostics from 2005 to 2016. With his vast previous experience, Dr. Gururaj Rao has now set out to redefine the business of diagnostics with the setting up of Prima Diagnostics in 2017. He is guided by none other than his Father-in-law Dr. B. Govindan, Chairman of Bhima Jewellery who is a legend in the jewellery business.
In the clinical field, Dr. Gururaj Rao's special area of interest is CT and MRI. He has attended and presented posters, papers and lectures in several local, national and international conferences.
Dr. L.S. Praveen is one of the eminent radiologists in Karnataka, especially in ultrasound, with a long and distinguished career. He studied his MBBS in Bangalore Medical College and went on to do his DMRD from KMC Manipal and then his DNB from NIMHANS, Bangalore. He then joined Bangalore Hospital as Promoter Consultant and was solely responsible in building up their entire Radiology Department.
During this time, he also served as visiting consultant at "Indira Gandhi Institute of child health", Ravi Kirloskar Memorial Hospital, Ramakrishna Hospital, Deepak Nursing Home and JBS Nursing Home. He then went to become one of founding fathers of Clumax Diagnostics where he served as its Chairman and Managing Director, besides being the bed rock of its ultrasound department, taking it to great heights. His clinical skill and administrative acumen played an important role in crafting the Clumax success story. After take over of Clumax by Medall Health Care, he was appointed as head of its Sadashivanagar branch, where he distinguished himself in both clinical and managerial fields. Along with Dr. Gururaj Rao and Dr. Sheela, he now leads the clinical and leadership team at PRIMA DIAGNOSTICS.
His field of interest is in ultrasound, gastroenterology and cross sectional imaging. He is also an expert at Ultrasound and CT guided procedures and conventional radiography procedures as well.
Dr. Sheela Praveen, with her extensive experience in clinical and administrative arenas is leading the laboratory services at PRIMA DIAGNOSTICS. She completed her MBBS from M S. Ramaiah Medical College and post graduation from Bangalore Medical College, following which she kicked off her career as consultant Pathologist at CDR Medical centre and Garden City Hospital, Jayanagar.
She then joined Clumax Diagnostics as one of its founding pillars, being instrumental in setting up the state of the art laboratory there. During her long and distinguished stint at Clumax, she played key roles in obtaining ISO & NABL accreditation for the lab.
She then chose to join the Prima team right at its inception and has single handedly set up the entire laboratory here. Her areas of interest lie in Histopathology and FNAC. She also happens to be the wife of Our COO and Senior Radiologist Dr. L.S. Praveen.
Dr Shilpa T has special interest in Ultrasonography. She has 7 years of work experience in Radiology having worked at KIMS, Bangalore (2010-2013) and Clumax Diagnostics, Jayanagar.
She is specialized in all fields of Ultrasonography including Fetal, Breast, Musculo skeletal, Doppler and General ultrasound. She has undergone special training in Fetal Ultrasound and is NT Certified by Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK.
She is an alumnus of Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, where she did her MBBS, following which she pursued her MD in Radiodiagnosis from Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute wing of BJMC, Ahmedabad.
She did her senior residency from G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi and was trained in cardiac, gastrointestinal and neurology specialties. She was a Consultant Radiologist in Fortis Hospital, Shalimarbagh, New Delhi thereafter.
She has many scientific articles and posters to her credit in national and international journals as well as conferences.