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Bone Densitometry (DXA)

Bone Densitometry or DXA is a low dose x-ray 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. Often the first sign of a problem is when someone breaks a bone. DXA is used to assess the bone strength. The most common scan is of the lumbar spine and hips and takes less than half an hour. The G.E. Lunar Prodigy Pro scanner was installed in March 2014. Scans are performed Monday – Friday 9.15am – 4.0pm

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 either directly from South Drive or by following the signs within the hospital for the MRI/CT South Drive on the Basement Level.  

Who to contact to find out more

Geraldine Norrish, Team Lead, 01484 355791

Waiting times

Normally within 4 weeks.