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What is DEXA Scanning?

DEXA scanning, or Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry, uses a very low dose of X-rays to measure bone density. It is the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis, a condition characterised by weakened bones that are more susceptible to fractures. As we age, our bone density naturally decreases, but some individuals are at risk of developing osteoporosis earlier due to factors such as a family history of the condition, early menopause in women, and long-term steroid use.

How We Can Help

At Heath Lodge Clinic, we offer state-of-the-art DEXA scanning for patients with a clinician’s referral. If you are looking to self-fund your scan, we can assist you in getting a comprehensive assessment of your bone health.

Benefits of a DEXA Scan

A DEXA scan is a highly accurate and effective method to measure bone density. Unlike ordinary X-rays, which cannot measure bone mineral content accurately, a DEXA scan provides precise data on your bone health. This information is crucial for clinicians to monitor bone density changes and assess the effectiveness of treatments for low bone mineral density. By detecting reductions in bone density early, DEXA scans enable the diagnosis of low bone mass or osteoporosis before a fracture occurs.

Is a DEXA Scan Painful?

During the scan, you will be required to lie flat, which might cause discomfort for some individuals, but the scan itself is painless. At Heath Lodge Clinic, we prioritise patient comfort and strive to provide the best possible experience. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you feel at ease throughout the process.

Booking a DEXA Scan

To book a DEXA scan, you will need a referral from a registered healthcare professional such as a Consultant, GP, or Physiotherapist. This professional will evaluate your symptoms or condition and determine if a DEXA scan is the appropriate diagnostic tool for you.

Contact Us

For more information about our DEXA scanning services, please contact us. Our team is available to assist you from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. For a quicker response, email us at contact@heathlodgeclinic.co.uk or send an enquiry through our website.

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