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    DEXA (Bone Densitometry)

    What is a DEXA Scan?

    What is a DEXA scan?
    DEXA scans, also known as bone densitometry, uses a very low dose x-ray to measure your bone mineral density.

    Why would my doctor refer me for a DEXA Scan?

    Why would my doctor refer me for a DEXA scan?
    DEXA Imaging is used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess the risk of developing osteoporotic fractures. It is likely that your doctor has referred you for this examination to assess osteoporosis or to monitor the bone density of patients with known osteoporosis or osteopenia.

    Are there any risks involved with DEXA Imaging?

    Are there any risks involved with DEXA imaging?
    As the radiation is extremely low,there is very little risk involved with DEXA scans.

    Preparations for a DEXA Scan

    Preparations fora DEXA scan
    There is very little preparation for DEXA scans. You may be asked to stop any calcium supplements 24hrs before your exam. On the day you will also be asked to change into a gown if you have metal on your clothing.

    How long do DEXA scans take?

    How long do DEXA scans take?
    DEXA imaging is quite simple and quick. The exam is usually over in around 5 minutes.

    Do I need to book for a DEXA scan?

    Do I need to book for a DEXA scan?

    We do encourage you to make an appointment for your DEXA scans to minimise the wait time for your examination.

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