DEXA Scans

About Bone Densitometry A bone density scan, also known as DEXA (dual energy absorptiometry) uses x-ray equipment and a computer to measure bone density. The results of the scan can help to estimate your risk of fractures in different bones or monitor how well treatment for osteoporosis is working. The scan will be carried out by one of our experienced radiographers. Do I need to be referred for a DEXA scan? No, you do not require a referral to undertake a DEXA scan, please call us on 01344 203620 to discuss. Are there any risks associated with having a DEXA scan? As with x-rays, bone density scans use radiation. The level of radiation is extremely low, and the benefits of the scan are thought to outweigh any risks. You should not have a DEXA scan if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or think you could be pregnant, you must let [...]

MRI Scans

About MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses a combination of strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to produce detailed image …

Ultrasound Scans

About Ultrasound An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the area of examination. A small handheld probe is placed ont …

X-Ray Scans

About X-rays X-rays are a form of energy, similar to light and radio waves. Unlike light waves, x-rays have enough energy to pass through your body. As …