DEXA scan, also known as a bone density test is done to evaluate the strength of the bones. The average cost of the DEXA scan in Delhi is Rs 2,500. However, it is just the average and the actual DEXA scan cost in Delhi starts only at Rs 1,200. Here is the list of all the labs and prices of different DEXA scan procedures.
How much does the DEXA scan cost in Delhi?
The DEXA scan cost in Delhi ranges between Rs 1,200 and Rs 3,200. The cost varies depending on the lab, location, services availed and the discount percentage. Most of our partner labs offer over 20% discount on the DEXA scan in Delhi.
The following is the price list of different DEXA scan procedures. Please click on the procedure to know the updated price as it may vary from what is mentioned in the table.
Call us on 09811166231 if you are not sure about the scan. We will assist you in finding the right scan and the cost.
|DEXA Scan||Starting Price|
|Dexa Scan Cost (One Site)||Rs 1,200|
|Dexa Scan Cost (Two Site)||Rs 2,160|
|Dexa Scan Cost (Three Site)||Rs 2,700|
|Dexa Scan Cost (Spine)||Rs 1,200|
|Cost of Whole Body Dexa Scan||Rs 2,950|
Labs offering DEXA scan in Delhi
DEXA scan is offered by over 20 labs across Delhi. Here is a list of labs offering the DEXA scan in Delhi.
- Mahajan Imaging, Pusa Road – Rs 1,620
- Premium Clinic, Hauz Khas – Rs 1,200
- Mahajan Imaging, Hauz Khas – Rs 1,620
- BR Diagnostics, Greater Kailash – Rs 1,416
- City Imaging, Tilak Nagar – Rs 1,785
- National Imaging, Dwarka Mor – Rs 2,700
- Mahajan Imaging, Defence Colony – Rs 1,620
The above-mentioned offer price may vary from the actual. To know the updated DEXA scan price in Delhi, call us on 09811166231.
Reasons for difference in DEXA scan price across labs
Not all the labs offer the DEXA scan at the same price in Delhi. The price varies due to the operational cost, services, and discount percentage. A price in a lab with higher operational costs and lower discount rates will be higher compared to the lab with lower operational costs.
Though there is difference in the DEXA scan price, the standard and the quality across our partner labs are the same.
Why is a DEXA scan important?
DEXA scan is a special X-ray used to evaluate bone strength. It is an effective tool to diagnose Osteoporosis, which is a medical condition that increases the risk of fractures.
It is done to examine the bone density, as the low bone density may increase the risk of breaking your bones more frequently.
Calcium and phosphate are the most important minerals that keep our bones healthy. During our life span, the new bones will replace the old bones by absorbing the calcium and phosphate present in them.
But sometimes, the rate at which the old bones is absorbed will be higher than the rate at which new bones are formed. This will lead to low bone density and cause osteoporosis.
Normally, people above 50 years of age are more vulnerable to low bone density as the rate at which the new bones are formed will be low at this age.
The people who drink too much alcohol and chain smokers are also vulnerable to low bone density. And people with certain medical conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic kidney disease, and overactive parathyroid glands are at a higher risk of having low bone mass.
In general, women at a higher risk of having low bone density compared to men.
The procedure of the DEXA scan
DEXA scan uses two types of devices to examine the bone density depending on the body part namely peripheral device and central device.
The central device is used to evaluate the bones present in the hip and spine area. Whereas the peripheral device is used to examine bones in the wrist, heel, and finger.
If the hip or spine is examined, you will be asked to lie down on a padded table attached to the central DEXA scan machine. In the case of the peripheral device, you have to just place your leg or forehand in the device to evaluate the bone mass.
The scanner passes over the body part several times and the data collected will be sent to a specialized computer to process these into the picture.
Normally the entire process takes up to 30 minutes to complete.
There are no potential risks or side effects in the DEXA scan. But it is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or expected to be pregnant as the radiation may affect the fetus.
The following steps may prevent or slow down low bone density
- High Calcium Diet
- Vitamin D
- Quit Smoking
- Regular Exercise
- Limit consumption of alcohol