A DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) scan, also known as DEXA scan or bone density test, is a fast and accurate way of checking bone density and measuring the calcium content of bones. The denser the bones are, the stronger they are and therefore less likely to break.
A DEXA scan reveals whether someone has osteoporosis (brittle bones disease) or if they are at risk of developing it. Bone density assessment should ideally take place for those at risk of osteoporosis to identify early bone loss, and then take action to prevent fractures.
DXA appointments per year
InHealth is an established provider of fully managed DEXA services to both NHS and independent sectors, delivering services from either mobile, relocatable or fixed sites, including InHealth’s specialist diagnostic centres.
We continue to invest in our DEXA facilities so we can offer patients rapid access to state-of-the art equipment and high-quality services.
InHealth is committed to delivering a high quality and reliable service. We are ISO and CQC registered and therefore subject to rigorous audit and testing of our processes at all stages of the patient pathway, from referral to report.
The management and operation of every DEXA unit is undertaken by a highly trained, experienced team of professionals providing excellent standards of patient care and customer satisfaction.
Our DEXA staff regularly attend specialist courses to keep up-to-date with the latest advances and maintain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training levels.
InHealth runs a mobile fleet of Hologic DEXA scanners giving patients access to industry-leading scan equipment either at a hospital site or other suitable off-site location.
If you’re attending a diagnostic appointment with InHealth, take a look at this website from Informed Scan for more information about what to expect when you visit. There is also a section on Radiation Risk for anyone attending X-Ray, DEXA, CT, Cardiac and Mammography appointments.
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