The Bone Densitometry Department operating within Bioscan performs all the necessary exams. The Department is equipped with a modern Lunar Prodigy system by General Electric, ensuring accurate measurements, excellent resolution and low radiation dose.
Bone densitometry is performed using the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) method, in one scan, as fast as possible, reducing the exam time.
Bone densitometry is a modern exam revealing whether someone has normal bone density, low bone density or osteoporosis. The lower the bone density values, the higher the risk of a bone fracture. Therefore, the specific exam:
- Provides information about the condition of the bones (weak or brittle) before they break.
- Assesses the potential risk of fracture.
- Measures the extent to which the bone mass is deteriorating, is improving or remains unchanged.
- Assesses the effectiveness of pharmaceutical treatment, and whether it should be continued, interrupted or modified.
The Bioscan lab performs ground-breaking full-body analysis using the DEXA method.
DEXA is the method of choice for fat determination. It is better than all the other body analysis methods as it is able to measure the adipose tissue, muscle tissue and fluids per body area. The other methods focus exclusively on adipose and non-adipose tissue, and the relevant measurements are inaccurate, as opposed to the DEXA method measurements, with an accuracy rate > 99%.