DEXA

What we do

The DXA scanner in St. James Hospital is part of the Centre of Excellence for Successful Ageing.  We scan patients with appropriate referrals from Consultants and teams within the hospital and also patients referred to us from G.P’s within the hospitals catchment area.   We also scan patients who have been referred on to our Bone Health Clinic, as part of their initial assessment and we perform repeat scans on patients at various intervals depending on their initial result and course of treatment.

A DXA scan measures bone density and is an appropriate test for adults regardless of gender or age, if your doctor deems it so based on your medical history.

The scanner is open Mon-Fri, 9.00 – 5.00 and is operated by a radiographer trained specifically in this area.

Contact Details

Office Opening Times: 9am-5pm

Telephone Number : 01 4162370

Results

Results will be sent to your referring clinician. If your G.P. did not send you then he will not automatically receive the results.

Results are sent out within 5-7 working days.