What is a DXA Scan?

Image of leaflet 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.

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