Dubai Radiology Center
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    Lumbar & Hip
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    BMD Report
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BMD (Bone Mineral Densitometry) also known as DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) is a test used to measure bone mineral density; it is commonly used to screen osteoporosis or metabolic diseases affecting the skeleton and screen for fracture risk available at our Dubai Radiology Center.

How does it work?

It is just like having an x-ray but with lesser radiation. You will then be asked to lie down and be positioned accordingly. Once scanning starts, low dose of X-radiation is produced and once finished, all images will be analyze and be process to achieve the result.


  • Bone Mass Measurement
  • Accurate for Diagnosing Osteoporosis & Fracture Risk
  • Fast exam time: 30 seconds per site
  • Complete solution: Multi-site exams and Whole Body
  • DVA: Digital Vertebral Assessment – lateral image of the spine
  • Automatic ROI (Region of Interest) Selection
  • Bone Age Detection
  • Relax and Comfortable Patient Position

Who can have DEXA Scan/BMD?

  • Usually, women after menopause but may also be used for men and rarely in children

Why DEXA scan/BMD?

  • For Bone Mass Measurement
  • For Bone Age Detection
  • Conditions associated with bone loss or gets easily fractured


  • Very low dosage of Ionizing radiation (X-ray)

Routine Operating Procedure in BMD/Dexa

  • Doctor’s request is reviewed first by the staff radiographer.
  • Safety questions are asked. (confirmation of Name & DOB and pregnancy screening for females)
  • Hospital gowns are provided.
  • Patient’s personal belongings (including phone, credit cards, money, etc.) are all placed in the locker provided.
  • Radiographer will explain what will be the position and how much time it takes to finish the exam.
  • BMD/DEXA exam is painless, fast and exposed to a low dose of radiation. It is important that you remain perfectly still while the images are being recorded.

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