Bone density scanning also known as bone densitometry or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), is an enhanced form of X-ray technology.
It is used to determine body composition because it can aid in measuring the percentage of the body’s lean muscle and fat.
Usually, a DEXA scan in Chennai is performed to find weak bones to assist the probability of a future fracture.
In some cases, a DEXA scan evaluates whether someone should take medicine for decreasing bone loss (such as bisphosphonate).
No special preparations are needed for taking the DEXA scan in Chennai except for avoiding the intake of calcium supplements for 24 hours before the test is performed.
A movable arm above will hold the X-ray detector.
The DEXA apparatus consists of a flat padded table that a patient has to lie on.
A device that produces X-rays will be below the table.
The technician will position the patient on the table and may place a wedge under the patient’s knees to help flatten the spine for the image or may position the hip or arm for scanning.
A T-score of -1.1 to -2.4 is considered osteopenia, meaning the bone density is low and there can be an increased risk for fracture.
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