Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is a technique used to measure the Bone Mineral Density, Lean Body Mass and the Body Fat. The DEXA machine is a whole body scanner that uses low dose X-rays at different sources that read bone and soft tissue mass simultaneously. The DEXA Scan procedure is highly accurate, safe and non-invasive and takes 10 to 20 minutes to perform. This technique is used to diagnose fracture tendency of bones and Osteoporosis.
Bone Density is an important factor in the prevention of Osteoporosis. Low density makes the bones susceptible to fractures. Consuming a balanced diet, regular weight-bearing exercises such as walking, jogging help in improving the bone density.
Body fat percentage can be a predictor of bone density or bone health. Individuals who have a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition are at risk not only for higher body fat percentage but also lower bone density. Conversely, extremely low levels of body fat can also contribute to bone loss because of poor nutritional habits. Please search below to check DEXA Scan test cost or price, DEXA Scan test centers in Delhi NCR, India and other details.
A DEXA 3 Sites (Femur/Spine/Forearm) scan, also called a bone density scan, measures the bone mineral density of three sites – Femur, Spine and Forearm. The test shows the strength and thickness of your bones. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is a means of measuring bone mineral density.
A DEXA Whole Body test measures bone density and body fat percentage. The scan helps gauge your risk of developing osteoporosis. Whole Body DEXA focuses on all areas of the body. Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is measured from the absorption of each beam by the bone.
DEXA measures the Bone Mineral Density of the femur and spine (BMD) and evaluate an individual’s risk of osteoporosis which helps doctors to advise patients regarding the use of anti-fracture treatment.