Bone Density scanning, also called bone densitometry is an enhanced form of x-ray technology that can diagnose bone loss early enough to be treated. Bone densitometry is most often used to diagnose osteoporosis , Osteoporosis is a very common condition that mostly affects women, men can be affected by it too, though less frequently. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
Paras Hospitals is equipped with a densitometry machine that can calculate the density of bone and creates a chart that compares the patient’s density to what the density should be. Density is the amount of calcium found in bone. The higher the density, the stronger the bone is. Depending on the density levels found, our doctor may decide that the patient has normal bone density, a somewhat decreased bone density, or osteoporosis. Bone density readings help doctors devise a plan to prevent or treat osteoporosis. A bone density test can be repeated every few years to check whether bones are the same or worsening.