Bone densitometry (DEXA)

Bone densitometry (DEXA)

DXA stands for ‘Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry’ and is a type of scan used to check bone density with a view to reducing fracture risks. The DEXA service currently performs around 1300 examinations per year and mainly accepts referrals from GPs, Oncologists and fracture clinic.

A routine DXA appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes which allows the radiographer to complete a fracture risk assessment questionnaire with the patient and provide appropriate bone health and lifestyle counselling.

 

Last updated: February 01, 2024.

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