Osteoporosis is a common condition that can lead to painful and disabling fractures. A DEXA scan is a quick, sensitive and accurate test that will specifically measure the density of the bones and is endorsed by the National Osteoporosis Society as the Gold standard for diagnosing Osteoporosis. Those at risk need appropriate assessment of their bone fragility.
Who needs to be referred for a DEXA scan?
Bone density assessments should ideally take place in those at risk of osteoporosis to identify early bone loss, to take action to improve this and prevent fractures. If you suspect your patient has a vertebral collapse or Osteoporotic fracture a Dexa scan is the first diagnostic test of choice.
If you require more information about the service.
If you wish to refer a patient.
If you would like to set up DEXA service in your area.
If you have any clinical questions.
If you need help or advice please contact Mr L Hofton on 0161 929 5679 or email LHofton@dhc.uk.com