Bone Density Test or Dexa Scan measures bone strength

Bone Density Test/ Dexa Scan / Bone Density Scan / BMD Test

Bone Density Test or Dexa Scan stands for Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry. It is a special type of X-ray that measures density or the strength of bones (bone mineral density or BMD). It is also referred to as BMD test or Bone Densitometry.

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Bone Density Test in Progress

Why is Bone Density Test or Dexa Scan referred

Bone Density Scan is usually done to check the strength of one’s bones. It is referred in cases where a doctor suspects that the bones are getting weaker. It may be conducted to assess onset of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Specifically, the test is recommended in the following cases:

  • All women and men 65 years or older
  • Postmenopausal women and men 50 – 64 with risk factors for fracture including:
    • Fragility fracture after age 40
    • Vertebral fracture or low bone mass identified on x-ray
    • Parental hip fracture
    • High risk medication use: prolonged glucocorticoid use
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Other disorders that may contribute to bone loss
  • Younger men or women (under 50) with a disease or condition associated with low bone mass or bone loss:
    • Fragility fractures
    • High-risk medication use (e.g. women taking cancer avoidance medicines post their chemotherapy.)
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Other chronic inflammatory conditions
    • Cushing’s disease
    • Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism
    • Primary hyperparathyroidism

Results of Bone Density Scan / Dexa Scan

The results of bone density test compare the bone density of the tested part with the expected bone density of the average person with same gender, age and ethnicity. This will help your doctor assess the strength of your bones. 

Different Options for Bone Density Test

Bone Density Test can be done for one body part or multiple body parts. Sometimes your doctor may want to check for a specific body part’s bone strength if he / she has a reason to believe that one part is weaker. Another option is to go for the whole body bone density scan.

Bone Density Test Cost in Delhi NCR

LabsAdvisor has an extensive network of labs where bone density scan can be done at an economical price. In the table given below, you may click on the bone density scan you want done and you will get multiple lab options along with discounted pricing.

Bone Density Test Cost in Delhi

LabsAdvisor Min Rate

Cost of Bone Density Scan – One Site  ₹1200
Cost of Bone Density Scan – Two Site  ₹2200
Cost of Bone Density Scan – Three Site  ₹2850
Bone Density Scan – Spine Cost  ₹2850
Bone Density Scan – Whole Body Cost  ₹3325

Tests done in combination with Bone Density Scan

For younger adults who have body aches, doctors may ask them to get tested for Vitamin D deficiency or Calcium Total before asking for Dexa Scan to be done.

For more information on Dexa Scan / BMD Test, you may refer to the detailed page on dexa scan by

Book Bone Density Test in Delhi / Gurgaon / Noida

You can book your bone density scan @ 08882668822. Not only will you get multiple lab options in your vicinity, you will also get discounted prices.

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Cost of Dexa Scan / BMD Test in Delhi

Cost of Dexa Scan / BMD Test in Mumbai

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