DEXA (Bone Density) Scan

What is a DEXA scan?

DEXA scan (Bone Density)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 WHO (World Health Organization) as the Gold standard for diagnosing Osteoporosis. Those at risk need appropriate assessment of their bone fragility.

Patients at risk

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.

Who should have a Bone Density test?

  • Women during and after menopause
  • People who exercise excessively resulting in loss of periods or weight loss
  • People of Caucasian or Asian ethnicity
  • Small boned or thin people
  • Elderly people
  • People with a family history of Osteoporosis
  • Men with low testosterone levels.

Can I make a Private Appointment?

Yes, you can book a private appointment at a number of our clinics. Please go to the following website for more information: www.bonedensitynow.co.uk

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