Bone Dexa Whole Body Scan - Test, Procedure & Cost

Bone Dexa Whole Body Scan

Bone Dexa Whole Body Scan

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Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre offers the best Bone Density DEXA Scan near you in Delhi. You can get 50% off on Bone densitometry whole body scan with 100% accurate reports. A BMD test used to evaluate the decrease in bone density to check the risk of fracture and monitor osteoporosis.

What is Whole Body Bone DEXA Scan?

Also known as  DXA Test or DEXA Scan or Bone densitometry tests or Bone Mineral density scan (BMD Scan) or Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Scan. 

A DEXA Whole body bone scan is a diagnostic test that determines how much calcium and other minerals are packed into a section of bone. It works by directing two X-ray beams at the patient's bones, each with a different energy level.

DEXA scanning focuses on locations all over the body in this procedure. The absorption of each beam by the bone is used to calculate Bone Marrow Density (BMD).

Why is it Done? 

It's a non-invasive, rapid, and simple test for diagnosing porous bone and low bone mass. It also aids in assessing the risk of getting a fracture by determining if you are at risk of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones and makes it more likely to fracture easily even with minor or no trauma at all. It is the standard gold test for determining bone mineral density.

Bone mineral Density or BMD is also detected with this scan that’s why it is also known as BMD test.

What is the procedure of DEXA Scan?

DEXA bone density test is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure. It's a quick procedure which only takes 15-20 minutes. 

Patients need to lie down on the examination table and patients need to remain still during the scanning procedure. During the scan, a large scanning arm will be passed over your body to detect the bone density. As the scanning arm is move over the body, the X-Ray beam will be passes through a part of your body that is being examined

Different parts of the body are scanned to evaluate and compare bone as bone density varies in different parts of the skeleton.

The obtained images are processed and examined by the radiologist to make accurate reports.

How does one prepare for the test? 

Before the scan patients need to bring their doctor prescription or previous medical records. All this information helps the radiologist to plan or generate accurate reports.

Female patients must inform their doctor prior to scanning if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Inform the technologist if you are pregnant or recently had a barium exam or a contrast injection for a CT or radioisotope scan. 

Leave your jewellery at home and dress comfortably. A gown may be required. 

Patients need to inform their healthcare provider before the test if they are taking calcium supplements. It is instructed to avoid calcium supplements Twenty-four hours before the exam.


No special aftercare is required once the scan is complete. You can go home and resume your day to day activity. 

Cost of Bone Densitometry Whole Body Test in Delhi, India

The DEXA - Whole Body Bone Densitometry Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centres like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety. 

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Whole Body Bone Density DEXA scan is available in Best diagnostic centre in Delhi. Book online at the best price in just one click. The Dexa Scan is available with 50% and gets your reports within 24 hours.

Test Type Bone Dexa Whole Body Scan

Bone Dexa Whole Body Scan (X-Rays

  • Remove the object that contains Metal, such as Jewellery, Hair Clips, Watches, Rings, or any other similar object from scanning part of the body, so as to avoid a bright or blank spot on the diagnostic film.
  • You must inform the technologist, radiology nurse, and/or physician if you have allergies, are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are on medication.
  • Fasting is not required.
  • Doctor’s Prescription if any
  • Bring all documents related to medical history.
  • Carry Your ID Proof.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Dexa bone density test is an imaging test that provides whole body bone mineral mass and regional estimates of bone, fat and lean soft tissues.

This is a painless procedure like an X-ray. Just patients need to stay still during the scanning procedure.

Its a best diagnostic test because of the following reasons:

  • Non invasive
  • Fast and speedy process
  • Provides accurate results
  • To calculate the risk of fracture.

The one risk involved in the DEXA Scan is radiation exposure. But it involves very low doses of radiation which is safe for most of the people. It is not recommended for pregnant and lactating womens.

Bone Dexa reports generally proved in the form of scoring such T scores. A T Score is a measurement that compares the bone density measurement with a healthy 30 year old. A low T score means a patient may have some bone loss.

Your doctor may recommend DEXA Scan and they will recommend you further steps to prevent bone loss:

  • May ask you for further tests for better evaluation and treatment planning.
  • Increase daily physical activities such as walking, exercise, dancing or more.
  • Adding Calcium supplements and vitamin D in your diet.
  • May prescribe medicines to increase bone density.


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