Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

The new bone density scanner (DEXA) uses two X-rays to measure bone density, which is presently the most accurate and standardized measure of bone density. The data can be used to help doctors diagnose osteoporosis, to determine the risk of fractures in the future, and to evaluate the therapeutic effect of osteoporosis.

The whole-body fat density examination of the DEXA can correctly analyze the various parts of the body fat and muscle, bone composition and ratio can effectively detect whether you have recessive obesity, but also to control the weight and it is the best way of assessing the effectiveness of slimming.

The test is non-invasive and has very low radiation dosage. Little to no harm will be done to the patient, so checking regularly is recommended.

If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis, we will provide the safest and most effective treatment and long-term follow-up services. In general, the main prerequisite for bone health is to prevent further lowering of density, including proper exercise, a balanced diet, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, consuming calcium and vitamin D3 and so on. Treatment is also divided into drug treatment, hormone therapy and injection drug treatment; doctors will choose the most appropriate treatment and follow-up program for you.

  • Normal diet but please stop taking calcium supplements one day before the exam.
  • Do not receive X-ray contrast injections two days before the exam.
  • Do not perform nuclear scan or barium meal radiographs one week before.
  • If you are pregnant, please notify our staff.
  • Change cloths accordingly to get ready for the scan. When scanning, the scanner slowly passes the designated part of the body.
  • The whole process may take ten to thirty minutes.