What is a DEXA scan?
A DEXA scan is a high-precision type of X-ray that measures your bone mineral density and bone loss. If your bone density is lower than normal for your age, it indicates a risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. DEXA stands for dual energy X-ray absorptiometry.
An X-ray detector inside the scanning arm measures the amount of X-rays that have passed through your body. This information will be used to produce an image of the scanned area. The scan usually takes up to 20 minutes.
Private Dexa Scan’s are now available at the Smart Clinics, Chelsea Clinic in London.
Prices start from £250 for Smart Clinic members, for further information please do not hesitate to contact our reception team on 020 7052 0070 option: 2