We have a Bone Density Scanner at Woking Hospital.
What is a Bone Density Scan (DXA)?
Bone density scanning, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bone densitometry, is a non invasive enhanced form of X ray technology that is used to measure bone loss. DXA is today's established gold standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) for the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. The radiation dose from this procedure is minimal (background equivalent).
DXA is most often used to diagnose Osteoporosis, a condition that affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.
DXA is most often performed on the lower spine, hips and sometimes forearm.
- Patient Leaflet: Bone Density (Dexa) Scan
- NHS Choices: Bone Density Scan
Contact telephone number
- Enquires: 01932 722482
- We no longer accept referrals by fax
- Appointments: 01932 723054