(Digital X-ray Absorptiometry) Bone Densitometry is
the gold standard for measuring bone mass and detecting
Osteoporosis is a bone disorder
that can be described as a generalized weakening of
the skeleton due to loss of bone and calcium. A skeleton
that has been weakened by bone loss is more likely
to fracture, and people with osteoporosis have a high
incidence of fractures. If all those people with osteoporosis
could be identified and treated, a large number of
fractures could be prevented.
Until the early 1990s doctors had
to rely upon X-rays or bone biopsies to detect osteoporosis.
By the time a patient was referred for these tests
he or she had almost always had at least one fracture
and lost a significant amount of bone. Today a bone
densitometry scan can help identify individuals with
osteoporosis as well as early osteopenia which would
progress to the former if not treated. This information
can help the patient and their doctor make decisions
that could prevent further bone loss and future fractures.
AHMT Medical Centre possesses the
world's latest and Mumbai's first Whole Body True
Fan Beam DXA Bone Densitometry (Osteoporosis detection)
& whole body fat and lean mass analysis (Obesity
& Endocrinal disorders).
The unique fan beam system is 10
times faster than conventional Pencil Beam DXA. True
fan beam system can perform a scan in 15 seconds.
It provides increased precision & accuracy besides
Pediatric Osteoporosis analysis and whole body fat
analysis. It also provides lateral spine for Instant
vertebral assessment study for precise fracture assessment.