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There are 2 Hologic DXA scanners situated within the Rheumatology department. There three full time DXA technicians. Patients attending for DXA scan complete a Bone Health Questionnaire which is used in conjunction with the DXA scan result in order to assess the individual’s fracture risk. Patients are also referred to the Falls and Bone Health physiotherapists and to the QUIT smoking cessation support service if applicable. A comprehensive DXA reports is issued to the referrer.
To refer for a DEXA scan please fill the attached referral form and email via an nhs.net account to: stgh-tr.SGHdexascans@nhs.net
Upon receiving referrals it takes six weeks to receive a DEXA scan appointment (it may be sooner). Bone Densitometry DEXA referral form July 2019