What is a DEXA/BMD?
A DEXA/BMD is a simple scan used to diagnose Osteoporosis. It is also useful for follow-up of patients who have low bone mineral density or in patients who have started treatments / medications that can affect bone density to assess their risk of fractures.
How do I prepare for a DEXA/BMD?
There are no preparations.
What happens during a DEXA/BMD?
You will be asked some questions by our technologist and will be asked to lay down on a wide bed whilst our camera takes pictures of the body.
Are there any side effects of a DEXA/BMD?
How long does a DEXA/BMD take?
When can I expect the results of my DEXA/BMD?
Usually the results are ready within 2 days (unless advised otherwise).
Will there be any fees involved?
We will let you know when you make your appointment if there is a fee.