What is a DXA Scan?
A bone densitometry DXA scan uses low dose x-rays and a computer to measure your ‘bone density’ (or, the strength of you bones). The scanner is like a normal x-ray table and you will not go into a tunnel or ‘tube’ for this examination.
By having a DXA scan we can asses whether you are at risk of having, or developing, osteoporosis and breaking bones in the future.
The scan only takes a few minutes and it is completely pain free.
The Radiographer will remain with you in the scan room for the duration of your scan.