DXA scanning service

The DXA scanning service provides the technology for the diagnosis of osteoporosis by completing a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan.

The result of the scan is then interpreted by a consultant physician in association with the patient’s individual risk factors for osteoporosis.The patient bone health and fracture risk are considered and a treatment advice plan is then sent to the patient’s GP. In addition, the service provides education and advice sessions for groups and/or individuals as requested

Specific exercise programmes are provided on individual request by the physiotherapists from the specialist community falls service.

Referrals for advice, education and exercise are also accepted by GPs

Why would someone choose the service

  • Consultant-led service
  • Timely service provision
  • Choose and book
  • Local service for patient access
  • Prompt reporting service
  • Service supported by education and advice services
  • Knowledge and skills of staff to provide diagnostic outcomes and support to patients and GPs
  • Excellent links and joint working with other professionals eg falls service
  • Follow up consultant clinic for GP referral for patients who are unable to tolerate the standard medication. Specialist osteoporosis assessment and medical intervention with advice to GP for patient long-term management

Staff you may meet

  • Activity co-ordinator
  • Administrator
  • Nurse
  • Physiotherapist

Page last updated on April 4th, 2016

Service delivered in: Barnsley