A DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) or DXA scan measures bone density. It looks at the strength of your bones and your risk of breaking a bone.
It is an appropriate test for adults, if directed by your doctor, regardless of your gender or age.
To access this service patients require:
Your results will be sent to the doctor that referred you for the scan within 5 – 7 working days.
If your GP did not send you for the scan then they will not automatically receive the results.
Referrals can be sent via Healthlink or by letter to:
Bone Health Unit
St. James’s Hospital
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Top floor, MISA building