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?

No

How long does a DEXA/BMD take?

20 minutes

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.

Please contact us with any questions you have.

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