Bone Densitometry (DXA)
Bone Densitometry (or DEXA) is a low dose scan which is used to diagnose osteoporosis or osteopenia. Osteoporosis is a condition of the bones which weakens the internal structure of the bone making it susceptible to fracture. DEXA is used to assess the bone strength/density. The most common scan is of the lumbar spine and hips and takes less than half an hour. The GE Lunar Prodigy Pro scanner was installed in March 2014.
Scans are performed Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm.
On receipt of your referral, we will send you an appointment letter containing an explanation of the examination and a questionnaire for you to complete and bring to your appointment.
On receipt of your referral we will send you a letter asking you to contact the appointments centre to book an appointment on a day and time convenient to you. We will then send confirmation of your appointment, an explanatory letter and a questionnaire for you to complete and bring to your appointment.
Where to find us
At Huddersfield Royal Infirmary we are situated within the MRI/ CT South Drive suite. Access is by following the signs within the hospital for the MRI/CT South Drive on the Basement Level.
Who to contact to find out more
Helen Reynolds, Advanced Practitioner, 01484 355791.
Normally within 6 weeks.