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What is a DXA Scan?
Why should I have a DXA scan?

Your doctor may refer you for a DXA scan to analyse your bone density. It is most commonly used to diagnose Osteoporosis.

What happens during the DXA scan?

You are required to lie on a table, supported by a cushion while the scan takes place.

Is a DXA Scan painful?

A DXA scan is a painless non-invasive procedure.

How long will the DXA scan take?

The scan will take approximately 20 minutes.

How do I get the results?

A report will be issued to your referring clinician detailing the findings from the scan.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone strength, which places a person at high risk of a bone break. It is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’ because there are no signs or symptoms prior to a fracture. Most people are not diagnosed until they have had multiple fractures. Osteoporosis is preventable in the majority of cases. For further information on Osteoporosis, please visit http://www.irishosteoporosis.ie/

What are the risk factors of having a DXA Scan?
Post-menopausal women under 65 have additional osteoporosis risk factors
Post-menopausal women who sustain a fracture
Women age 65 and older
Women who have been on hormone replacement therapy ( HRT/ERT) for prolonged periods
Men with clinical conditions associated with bone loss
Those with X-ray evidence of vertebral fracture
Those with very low body weight / anorexia
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