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EXAMINATIONPRICE (LEI)
DEXA EXAMINATION 1 SEGMENT60
DEXA EXAMINATION 2 SEGMENTS100
DEXA EXAMINATION 3 SEGMENTS150
WHOLE BODY DEXA EXAMINATION 190

OSTEODENSITOMETRY

Globally, about 50% of women over age 50 and 20% of men in the same age group suffer from osteoporotic fractures (fractures associated with osteoporosis).

The incidence of these fractures exceeds the cumulative incidence of myocardial infracts, strokes and breast neoplasms.

Osteoporosis occurs when bone loss is so severe that it decreases bone density and causes bones to become porous, brittle and liable to breakage.

Bone loss may be part of the natural aging process, but osteoporosis is a dangerous disease. In fact, osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because it does not show symptoms until a fracture occurs.

What causes osteoporosis?

Bone is the living tissue that is constantly “remodeling”.
The maximum bone mass is reached between 25 and 35 years.
After 35 years, both men and women begin to lose bone mass due to the predominance of resorption, resulting in a loss of about 3% per decade.
After menopause, women begin to lose bone at a much faster rate than men of the same age. Usually, the rapid bone loss is caused by decreased production of estrogen.
Early detection is the best way to prevent osteoporosis.
Raising awareness of the severity of the disease has led to the discovery of advanced methods for diagnosing and monitoring the disease, even before any symptoms being present.

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One of them is the DEXA examination (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry-) OSTEODENSITOMETRY

Osteodensitometry represents a high-performance imaging investigation that uses X-rays to determine bone density and strength:

  • The investigation is painless, noninvasive and requires no injections;
  • The patient can eat normally on the day of examination;
  • After administration of a contrast agent (for urography, computed tomography, Barium, magnetic resonance, etc.), it should go at least 3 weeks after the procedure;
  • Examination of pregnant women can not be achieved.

Why DEXA examination is useful?

Your doctor will use the information obtained in relation to bone density to decide if you need treatment for osteoporosis.
Whether or not you will prescribe a treatment, may be necessary to repeat the investigation at a later date to assess the possible progression of bone loss.

How does the DEXA examination work?

The examination shall be conducted by a radiologist.
The patient is asked to lie down on the examination table, motionless, but breathing normal throughout the procedure.
The patient can remain clothed during examination but comfortable clothing is recommended, cosy, with no zippers, hooks, metal buttons and buckles.
The examination lasts about 15 minutes.
It is necessary to avoid ingesting calcium tablets with 24 hours before the examination.

A scanner (using a beam dual energy X-ray, in very small doses) will pass over the investigated area.
The patient does not feel anything during the procedure.
The radiologist will elaborate a report based on bone density measurements and medical history.

Why DEXA examination method is the best?

It turned out that the DEXA examination is the most accurate method of measuring bone density and uses the lowest level of radiation.

Preventing osteoporosis

This disease can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle through constant physical exercise and proper nutrition.
In this way, it can increase bone density and is also maintained, preventing / slowing down the decrease of bone density. Also, every adult should know their risk factors.

The Lunar Prodigy Primo Osteodensitometer provided by General Electric, has a fan beam and a detector type CZT (cadmium zinc telluride) with direct digital detection, with benefits such as:

  • High speed scanning;
  • Good image quality (fidelity and resolution);
  • Precision and accuracy;
  • The table dimensions confers the benefit of examinating patients with body weight up to 160 kg;
  • The irradiation doses are very low;
  • The examination may take place at various levels: hip, lumbar spine, forearm;

For further details, please contact us:
Polyclinic of Romgermed Saint Lukas Hospital, Calea Plevnei 137C, Bucharest, 6th District (060011)
Phone: 021.311.0075 / 0727.999.602  |  Email: office@saintlukas.ro

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