THE DEPARTMENT OF LABORATORY MEDICINE IN FOCUS IMAGING IS NOW NABL ACCREDITED
Medical Imaging Centre, Bone Densitometry Scanning, Digital Mammography Imaging, Pathology Lab In Delhi

DEXA

Key things to remember if you are having a Dexa examination:

  • Keep meals ‘lite’ and avoid caffeinated beverages before your appointment.
  • Take your medications as usual.
  • Wear comfortable clothing without metal belts, buttons or zippers.
  • If you had a CT or X-ray exam that required an IV injection or drinking barium, have your Dexa 14 days after the CT or X-ray exam was performed.
  • If you had a nuclear medicine study, have your Dexa 14 days after the nuclear medicine exam was performed.


This exam uses X-rays to measure the density of you bones. Bone density is important, especially in women as they get older, for low bone density can signal the beginnings of Osteoporosis. It is a simple and effective diagnostic tool. You should avoid taking calcium supplements for 48 hours prior to your Dexa exam. Make sure that you wear loose, comfortable clothing, and avoid clothes that have metal belts, zippers, or buttons. If you have had a CT or X-ray study that required you to drink ‘barium’, or get a CT scan or X-ray exam that required an injection in your vein or you had a nuclear medicine study, wait 14 days to have your Dexa exam performed.

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Dr Prashant  Sarin
(Chief Consultant Diagnostic Radiology)

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Dr Saurabh  Bohra
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