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Bone Densitometry
Star Imaging India and Research Centre Service Bone Denistometry

HIGHLIGHTS

Similar to an X-ray, a Bone Densitometry scan quickly and accurately measures the density of bone. At Star Imaging, our DEXA Bone Densitometry scanner helps measure bone density in the most accurate, safe and non-invasive method possible. It uses very small doses of ionizing radiation to get pictures from the inside of the body. It is painless and requires no major preparation (If you are on calcium supplements, you may be required to avoid having them 24 hours before the test).
The Bone Densitometry test is crucial in detecting osteopenia and osteoporosis, diseases where the bone's mineral content and density reduce, increasing the risk of fractures.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy, as there is some exposure to ionizing radiation [although it is minimal: less than 1/10th of that received during a standard chest X-ray
  • Quick, non-invasive and painless
  • Simple and requires no preparation
  • No anaesthesia required
  • Minimal exposure to radiation, less than 1/10th of that received during a standard X-ray
  • Convenient for physicians and patients alike
  • The most accurate method to diagnose osteoporosis and assess an individual’s risk of developing fractures
  • DEXA scanner - dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
  • Used to diagnose osteoporosis [reduction in the bone density and mineralisation], based on all relevant multisite examinations hip, dual hip, spine, forearm, as well as whole body and lateral vertebral assessment
  • Assesses fracture risk with automatic tools like
    • The FRAX tool (developed by the W.H.O.)
    • Morphometric tools that use morphological parameters such as angle and distance
    • Digital Vertebral Assessment (DVA): for lateral visual assessment of fractures
  • Body composition (for weight management) Bone%, Lean%, Fat%
  • Paediatric module following children’s growth, skeletal age comparison
  • Orthopaedic module for femur, knee, lateral knee, elbow, shoulder (with automatic ROI) as well as forearm, foot, hand and spine
Star Imaging India and Research Centre Service Bone Denistometry Star Imaging India and Research Centre Service Bone Denistometry

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Joshi Hospital Campus, Opposite Kamla Nehru Park,
Erandawane, Pune 411004

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(020) 41322222

+91 86050 18851

Address: Bund Garden

Connaught Place, Ground floor,
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The machine takes your pictures, just like a camera. The advanced machines give far better quality which helps the radiologist and your doctor understand your problem.

No. You just have to lie down for 15-20 minutes or for as long as required for the study.

The required time depends upon what study needs to performed, cooperation from the patient, and requirement of sedation or contrast.

It depends on what kind of scan is advised to you. Our front office will help you with these queries.

Yes, you will get a CD for the scan. You will get the films in fifteen minutes

Study of the scan images require lot of dedicated time and expertise of radiologist. We try to report studies in the best possible time.

You can pay in cash or by debit/credit card. Star does not charge extra when patients pay with debit/credit cards.