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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Bone Density

How long does the scan take?

The scan takes about 20 minutes.

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What will I feel during the examination?

Bone density scans are a simple examination, which are non-invasive and are not painful.
In order to obtain different images, you will be asked to lie in different positions for a number of seconds.

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Are there any risks attached to the examination?

Bone density scans do not involve any dangers and have no negative impact on your health.
The radiation dosage involved in these examinations is extremely low.

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What are the differences between a bone density scan and a regular X-ray scan?

Bone density scans measure the level of calcium in the bone: this cannot be done with a regular X-ray. In addition, the dosage of radiation of a bone density scan is much lower than that of an X-ray scan.

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What is a Bone Density DEXA Scan Test?

The results will be sent by post to your home and your GP or consultant, within two days of the examination.

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When will I receive my results?

The results will be sent by post to your home and your GP or consultant, within two days of the examination.

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Which Clinics do we offer this service?

Primaraly in our Manchester but can be offered on other sites please call the office to check availability 0161 929 5679

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