DEXA Scan - Bone Densitometry Test
This technique is pain-free, accurate and has very low radiation—even lower than the radiation involved in a Chest X-Ray. DEXA scanning can then be used to monitor osteoporosis to assess for deterioration or improvement after treatment.
Since April 2007, the government, having recognised how widespread osteoporosis is, has agreed to fund DEXA scanning for all people over the age of 70.
Other people who should be screened include:
- Patients on long-term Steroid treatment
- Anyone with a Fracture that occurred without much trauma
- Patients with conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Liver or Kidney Disease, Hyperthyroidism, Malabsorption and Hypogonadism
BJC Health has installed a Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometer capable of producing high-quality DEXA scans at our Parramatta clinic. This service will be entirely BULK BILLED for patients with an appropriate medical indication, as well as a doctor’s referral.
Please be advised that the DEXA machine has a weight limit of 150kg, therefore we are unable to provide this service for anyone weighing over this limit.
Get the help you deserve - talk to our friendly team today! 1300 252 698
Our Latest Articles
I’m sorry that I’ve been missing from this blog. ....
Sore after exercise? Try these recovery tips!
By Rhianne Kerr on 一月 20, 2020
So you have just gotten back into the swing of things, and have managed to do a great exercise session. Congrats! During and after the session, you ...BJC Health and Fitness
Massage Therapy or Physiotherapy?
By Dominic Fitzgerald on 一月 12, 2020
When you are in pain, we know how difficult it can be to figure out which health professional to choose. At BJC Health, we are lucky enough to have a ...BJC Health and Fitness
Feeling stiff and sore after an exercise break? 3 tips to help you get moving again
By Sarah Comensoli on 一月 6, 2020
Happy New Year! From all of us here at BJC Health, we hope all of you had a safe and relaxing break. Mine was a great combination of time spent with ...BJC Health and Fitness
Game changers: is a plant-based diet the key to good health?
By Stephanie Hage on 十二月 19, 2019
Game Changers - it’s the documentary that everyone is talking about. It seems as though one day I woke up, opened my Instagram account and found ...BJC Diet and Nutrition
Is walking enough to keep me fit and strong?
By Tim Lee on 十二月 8, 2019
Many of my family, patients and friends love walking- and for good reason. Done regularly it can be great for socialising, exploring, health, sleep ...BJC Health and Fitness
Do stress and sleep impact our exercise tolerance?
By Rhianne Kerr on 十二月 1, 2019
We have all had those days where our exercise session seems a whole lot harder than usual…when we push but it feels like there is just no gas left in ...BJC Health and Fitness
The Portfolio Diet...Does it help with inflammation?
By Stephanie Hage on 十月 23, 2019
As a dietitian, the word “diet” is probably my least favourite word. I appreciate that for many, this single word can bring up past memories of ...BJC Diet and Nutrition
By Stephanie Hage on 九月 19, 2019
The internet can be both your best friend and worst enemy when it comes to finding information about food. If you have a rheumatic disease such as ...BJC Diet and Nutrition
Are you realllyy eating well?
By Stephanie Hage on 八月 23, 2019
What does eating well mean to you? It could be: Keeping your blood test results in check Eating adequate serves of food from each of the food ...BJC Diet and Nutrition
Plant Based protein: are you getting enough?
By Stephanie Hage on 八月 19, 2019
A growing number of my clients have recently been showing interest in adopting some variation of a plant-based style of eating or have become really ...BJC Diet and Nutrition
Introducing Rheumatology Republic - Join our community!
By Dr Irwin Lim on 三月 5, 2019
I’m sorry that I’ve been missing from this blog. I was galvanised to start blogging in late 2010 to try and rectify community attitudes to ...BJC Connected Care
What will my rheumatology consultation look like in the future?
By Dr Irwin Lim on 一月 22, 2019
Happy New Year! I hope it's been a good one so far. I thought I'd start the year with some crystal ball gazing. I wrote this piece for The ...BJC Connected Care
Seronegative vs Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
By Dr Irwin Lim on 十一月 6, 2018
It can be quite difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA). People can have different symptoms and yet still be classified as having RA. So, ...BJC Connected Care
Advancing Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments
By Dr Irwin Lim on 十月 30, 2018
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. Luckily, the past decade has brought on a wealth of innovation in arthritis ...BJC Connected Care
Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Ups and How to Manage Them
By Dr Irwin Lim on 十月 23, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a disease with many ups and downs. Some days, you may be feeling great and fully mobile—the next day, you’re finding it ...BJC Connected Care