Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Scan

Osteoporosis is a condition that means your bones are weak and you are more likely to have a breaking bone.

Prevent Osteoporosis Prevent Fractures

When to Screen?

  • Age above 50
  • Early menopause or hysterectomy
  • Smoking & alcohol use
  • Use of steroids
  • Presence of arthritis and bone pain
  • Bone fracture history

When to Screen?

  • 1 in 2 women over 50 years will fracture a bone because of osteoporosis.
  • 1 in 4 men over 50 years will fracture a bone because of osteoporosis.
  • 25% of those who fracture a hip die within 6 months of the injury.
  • Women are more prone to osteoporosis. However,
    bone loss is a common phenomenon for both men and women aGer 50 years of age.

Why We?

  • State of the art technology and equipment.
  • Dose-efficient photon counting detector technology - simultaneously counts low and high energy X-ray photons resulting in lower dose, faster and efficient scans.
  • K-edge filter - absorbs the X-rays in the middle energy range and protects the patient against unnecessary exposure.
  • Multi-View Image Reconstruction (MVIR) - minimization of magnification errors, and thereby providing higher precision and accuracy.
  • Low Scattered Radiation - narrow fan beam technology.

If you fall under any of the above criteria, it is advised to get checked for Osteoporosis(Bone loss).

BMD is the best method in identifying osteoporosis. A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone.