BMD = Bone Mineral Density
DEXA = Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (Fully computerized, WHO approved)


Useful in measuring density of bones of body in case of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.

What is Osteoporosis ? : Potentially crippling disease characterized by loss of bone tissue and susceptibility to fracture. 

Estimated > 30 % of the women after menopause are having osteopenia or osteoporosis.

BMD DEXA machine Installed in the year of 2007 (First in whole Saurashtra and Kutchh)

This internationally acclaimed WHO approved BMD DEXA method produces highly precisive results as compared to the BMD results with other modalities like X.ray Hand, C T Scan, keeping foot in machine etc. (BMD DEXA is the only WHO approved modality amongst 11 different methods).

The diagnosis of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis is automatically calculated by the computerized machine itself. The examination does not require any prior preparation (Test can be done before or after meal or without full bladder).

The examination requires 15 to 60 minutes on table depending on number of parts to be examined (1 site to 5 sites max).

Immediate and quick report (within an hour) can be done.INDICATION OF BMD DEXA examination (Who can suppose to do BMD Examination)


  • Long standing back-pain, joint or bone-pain.
  • After menopause in females.
  • After operations of Uterus and ovaries, in females.
  • Patients taking steroids or taking medicines for thyroid diseases.
  • Patients having fracture of hips and spine.
  • Smokers and Alcohol Drinkers.
  • Patients having long standing plaster for fracture.
  • Patients taking medicines for Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer or epilepsy since long.
  • Patients having any bony problems or height problems since birth.
  • Patients having long sedentary life.
  • Patients having Thalasamia.
  • Patients having family history of osteoporosis.
  • Patients having chronic intestinal disorders.

Body Parts to be Scanned

1) Lumbar spine AP
2) Head & Neck of both femur
3) Both Forearms (Radius and Ulna)
4) Lumbar Spine lateral in case of large osteophytes and severe spondylotic changes.