Osteoporosis - For Clinicians

You can refer for DXA:

  • If you are a postmenopausal woman over 50 with a low trauma fracture (defined as a limb fracture after a fall from standing height or less while stationary or walking, or a vertebral fracture of the spine)
  • Or, if you are a woman or man over 50 with a FRAX score in the intermediate or high risk zone

To make a referral, download and complete a form, alternatively you can order DXA on ICE.

In other circumstances, you may want to contact us first to establish eligibility. If your patient is ineligible for a scan under the NHS, we also offer this service self-funded at a cost of around £72.

Contact Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Rheumatology Department

Level 1, Gate 5
Brunel Building

Southmead Hospital



BS10 5NB

Clinical queries:
Telephone: 0117 4140600

Email:  rheumatologyadviceline@nbt.nhs.uk

Appointment queries:
Telephone:  0117 4142849

Email:  rheumatologysecretaries@nbt.nhs.uk

DXA queries:

Email: DXAservice@nbt.nhs.uk

Telephone: 0117 414 7874

Osteoporosis - For Clinicians