|3.0T MRI with Multi Transmit Technology||64 Detector Rows CT Scanner||Non Invasive CT-Angiography|
|3D-4D Ultrasound||Color Doppler||Digital X-Ray DR System|
|Cone Beam Dental CT, OPG||Digital Mammography||Bone Densitometry (DEXA)|
Bone Densitometery (DEXA) : A type of x-ray which is used to measure the calcium content of the bone. It is a simple, quick and non-invasive medical test that involves in exposing some parts of the body to very small amount of ionization radiation
DEXA bone densitometry is performed to assess the bone mineral density in specific target areas or the whole body and is especially useful in post-menopausal women and older people.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease affecting the skeleton, which causes a reduction in the amount of bony tissue. Bones are weakened as these tissues are reabsorbed or taken up by local cells. At the core, bones become less dense, on the perimeter, cortical bones lose thickness. Complications from osteoporosis arise as bones become thinner, more porous and susceptible to fractures.
Type I or Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
Type II or Age Related Osteoporosis
Effect of Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis may go unnoticed if it is asymptomatic. Signs that there has been a reduction in bone mass include: