DEXA

Bone density scan

A DEXA scan uses trace/ultra-low dose X-rays to determine the density (or strength) of your bones. These scans are quick and painless, and more effective than normal X-rays in identifying low bone density. They use a much lower level of radiation than standard X-rays and so are very safe. 

DEXA scanning is used to check for signs of osteoporosis, a condition where the bones become weak and more likely to fracture or break. 

You may be referred for a bone density scan if you’re: 

  • Over 50  with a  risk of developing osteoporosis 
  • Under 50 with other risk factors, such as smoking or a previous broken bone 
  • A postmenopausal woman – oestrogen levels decline after the menopause, resulting in a decrease in bone density. 

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Ways to pay

Paying for yourself

Healthshare provides access to the highest quality care giving you the opportunity to access the very best treatment, facilities and consultants. Healthcare the way you want it, when you need it.

Spread the cost

A fixed term loan, provided by our partners Chrysalis Finance, will allow you to spread the cost of treatment and allow you to pay in monthly instalments over a time period to suit you.

Medical insurance

If you have private medical insurance you can get referred to a Healthshare Clinic for the very best treatment. Contact your insurance provider to pre-authorise your treatment today.

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