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DEXA Machine

First Time In Kutch

For the first time in Kutch, we have installed a high-tech. State of The Art GE Lunar DPX NT (Bone Densitometry System) For the assesment of OSTEOPOROSIS AND BODY FAT ANALYSIS.

Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) or bone densitometry, is an advanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DEXA is today's Gold standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD)

Our Lunar DPX NT also provides Body Composition scans with exceptionally precise and accurate data on lean tissue mass and fat tissue mass to diagnose obesity.

Bone Densitometry System

What is Osteoporosis?

  • Weak, fragile and porous bones – increased risk of fracture
  • Silent epidemic – no symptoms in early stage
  • Women affected more than males


  • Lower back pain, neck pain
  • Loss of height
  • Fracture with little / no trauma
  • Stooped posture

Risk Factor

  • Postmenopausal women / early menopause (before 45 years))
  • Low calcium diet
  • On diabetes, thyroid or steroid medications
  • Thin or small build
  • Family h/o osteoporosis
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
Osteoporosis Symptoms


It is an advanced xray technology considered gold standard for assessment of bone mineral density. Our lunar dpx nt also provides body composition scans with exceptionally precise and accurate data on tissue composition, including lean tissue mass and fat tissue mass to diagnose obesity.

Preparing For Scan

  • Avoid calcium supplements 24 hrs prior to scan
  • Low radiation (10 times less radiation than x-ray)
  • Simple, painless & noninvasive
  • Scan time – 10-15 mins.
  • Avoid metallic objects during scan
  • Inform the technician if you are pregnant
  • Avoid contrast investigations before 7 days


  • Measure bone density
  • Evaluate risk of osteoporosis
  • Predict further treatment for bone loss
  • Predicts risk of fractures
  • Measure total body fat


DEXA body composition scans are highly reproducible, accurate and precise. This means you can track your progress with confidence. Our tec hnicians have been trained, and we believe that our standard operating procedures for Body Composition work is at the highest technical levels. Each aspect of our approach is backed by many hours of research and consideration of best practices. In this way, you can be confident that each DEXA scan will provide the following information with 99% accuracy:

  • Total body bone mineral density
  • Total body muscle mass (kg) and Lean Mass Index
  • Total body fat mass (kg) and Fat Mass Index (FMI)
  • Total body fat percentage
  • Muscle and fat mass of the trunk and each of your arms and legs
  • Central abdominal fat measurement (visceral adipose tissue)

You may be interested to know about Dexa Machine if you:

  • Have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Are frustrated with measuring yourself with ordinary scales
  • Want an accurate baseline before commencing a fitness or weight loss program
  • Aren’t getting the best results out of your diet
  • Are curious whether you have gained muscle
  • Want to know how much dangerous visceral adipose tissue (fat around your organs) you have
  • Want to know how your percentage fat and lean mass compare with other people your age, and healthy reference values
  • Have a BMI in the “overweight” range, but think that it may be overestimated by extra muscle mass
  • Want to know which areas of your body have the most muscle mass and fat mass

Dexa Machine Photo Gallery


On the day of the exam you may eat normally. You should not take calcium supplements for at least 24 hours before your exam.

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing, avoiding garments that have zippers, belts or buttons made of metal. Objects such as keys or wallets that would be in the area being scanned should be removed.

Inform your physician if you recently had a barium examination or have been injected with a contrast material for a computed tomography (CT) scan or radioisotope scan. You may have to wait 10 to 14 days before undergoing a DXA test.

Women should always inform their physician and radiologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. Many imaging tests are not performed during pregnancy so as not to expose the fetus to radiation.