Whole Body DXA Bone Densitometry was installed in November 2015
the foremost and the only one Dexa Scan installed in private hospital of upper Myanmar.
Bone densitometry (DXA) uses a very small dose of X-ray to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lumbar spine and hips) to measure bone loss.
It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to access an individual’s risk for developing osteoporotic fractures.
DXA scan is simple, quick and noninvasive tool for diagnosing osteoporosis.
DXA scan is strongly recommended if you:
o Are a post-menopausal woman and not taking estrogen.
o Have a personal or maternal history of hip fracture or smoking.
o Are a man with clinical conditions associated with bone loss, such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney or liver diseases.
o Use medications that are known to cause bone loss, including corticosteroids.
o Family history of osteoporosis.
o Have a thyroid or parathyroid conditions.
o Have had X-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other signs of osteoporosis.