DEXA scanning uses a very low x-ray technique to measure bone density and is the gold standard for diagnosis of osteoporosis. We all develop osteoporosis if we live long enough but some people are at risk of developing osteoporosis with a low bone density at an early age. There are a number of risk factors including a family history, an early menopause for women, long-term steroid use for everybody, etc.
We have a new state of the art DEXA scanner and have an established osteoporosis management service with the help of some local rheumatologists who take a particular interest in bone health. Because of the link with early menopause, and the use sometimes of hormone treatment, we also have advice from a local menopause management specialist.Contact Us