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Dexa Scanning

Your Dexa Scan

DEXA stands for ‘dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry’ and is a test that measures the density of your bones. The bones most commonly scanned are the spine, hips and forearm.

DEXA is entirely painless and non-invasive. A DEXA scan uses low-energy x-rays. This means it is safe for the radiographer/technician doing the scan to stay in the room with you at all times.

The duration of the scan varies depending on the part of your body that is being examined. Your scan could take up to an hour but please leave plenty of time for your appointment.  Unlike an MRI or a CT scan there is no ‘tunnel’ or ‘tube’ to pass through so you should not feel claustrophobic.

Book your DEXA

If you have a referral from your clinician you can book directly now. If you wish to self-refer please call us on 0207 079 2102 or email diagnostics@phoenixhospitalgroup.com first.

We will send a confirmation once your consultation is booked.

If you would like to rearrange your appointment please do give us at least 24 hours notice.

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