Dexa Scanning

Dexa Scanning

DEXA (DXA) is short for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. DEXA scanning is used by doctors to test bone density, an important factor when it comes to diagnosing osteoporosis and assessing bone health.

DEXA scanning is usually used to assess the risk of osteoporosis and fracture but it can also be used to measure body composition including body fat. It is a painless scan which can usually be done in less than 30 minutes while lying comfortably on an open scanner. The scan does use X-rays but the dose for the patient is extremely small often less than daily background levels of radiation.


Book your Dexa Scanning

Now Accepting Self-Referrals

You will either need a referral from your clinician or, if you wish to self-refer, tell us why you wish to have a DEXA scan and one of our clinicians will approve a scan if appropriate.

  • Complete our secure online booking form – fill one in here
  • Send us an email [email protected]
  • Call us on 020 7079 2102 – our bookings team will be happy to discuss and arrange an appointment.

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.

If required, Professor Reid is also happy to offer a private consultation to discuss the results in person and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan.

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