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:-
- 1. Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
- 2. Endocrine disorders
- 3. Ovarian dysfunction
We also perform body fat assessment which may be used to assess weight loss therapy and exercise programs.