Provides a bone densitometry DXA scanning service for patients who have had a fragility fracture or are at risk of osteoporosis.
At Southmead Hospital Bristol we perform DXA scans using Hologic Discovery bone densitometer.
Osteoporosis is the term used to describe bones when they become ‘porous’.
Clinics run every fortnight, for patients with complicated or severe osteoporosis.
Some patients require intravenous treatment for osteoporosis with Zoledronate.
(DXA) method of assessing bone mineral density.