Our dedicated DXA clinic in Blackrock Hall Primary Care Centre sees public and private patients from Cork and the surrounding counties.
Contact us today on 1800 456225 to discuss your appointment time preference.
Request Your Scan
We can organise a scan for you as long as your Doctor thinks it's necessary. Please ask your doctor for a referral letter before booking your scan. Unfortunately we cannot process your booking request without a referral from your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years we've had many enquiries about how a typical Dexa appointment might proceed. These are some of the most common questions:
A DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scan is also often referred to as a Bone Mineral Density test (BMD) or bone densitometry. It is widely used in the diagnosis of Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can affect the strength/thickness of bones which can make them fragile and susceptible to fractures. A DXA scan is used to measure bone mineral density and to estimate the risk of fracture.
You can eat and drink as normal before the scan. You can also continue to take all your prescribed medication as normal.
Avoid wearing clothes with metal. This will negate the need to wear a hospital gown.
You will be lying supine on the DXA table. A scanner arm will pass over the area of interest. It is important to lie still during each scan. You can breathe normally throughout the procedure.
The scan will take approximately 20 minutes.
It is a painless, non-invasive procedure.
A report will be sent to the referring clinician.
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If you have any further queries, please call us to talk to our radiographer or our administration team, on 1800 456225.