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The Chris Moody Centre                        Moulton College   Gate 4                        Pitsford Road                                                Moulton                       

Northamptonshire                                     NN3 7QL

 

Tel: 01604 215 441

Fax: 01604 491 006

Our scan

How Accurate is it?

As accurate as the DXA scan but with less risk as you are not subjected to radiation. This is exciting new technology that has revolutionised bone density scanning. 

How Often Can I have it Done?

As often as you choose, as there is no risk.  It means you can have a yearly scan to enable you to check your progress.

Why Should I be tested?

Commonly known as the silent disease,  most people only find out they have Osteoporosis when they break a bone. 

An EchoS scan can: 

  • help prevent fracture by early detection

  • discover severity of the disease

  • predict risk of fractures

  • monitor bone changes

What is EchoS? Click here

Who is at risk?

You can greatly improve your quality of life when you have the correct information. We offer support to those at risk of Osteoporosis with sound evidence based treatment and advice. We can send results to your GP or other health professionals. We can advise on diet and exercise to help your body stay as strong and fit as possible whilst minimising the risk of further injury. 
 

You should consider getting your bone density tested if you can answer yes to any of these questions​

  • Family history of osteoporosis?

  • Early menopause?

  • European or asian descent?

  • Smoker?

  • Under or over active thyroid?

  • Calcium deficient diet?

  • Too much exercise?

  • Too little exercise/sedentary lifestyle?

  • Hysterectomy with ovaries removed?

  • Digestive problems such as Crohn's, Coeliac, malabsorption?

  • Have you become shorter with age?

  • Post menopausal?

  • Prolonged treatment with steroids, certain anti-cancer drugs, thyroid hormone and some anti-seizure medications?

  • High caffeine or alcohol consumption?

  • Underweight,or small boned?

  • Have you sustained a fragility fracture?

  • Are you a woman?

When you have had your bone density scan with us we will show you the results immediately. There will be one of three outcomes:

 

    1) Normal - We can discuss with you how to maintain this

 

    2) Osteopenia - Which shows that there has been some noticeable deterioration in bone density and                       

        we can discuss lifestyle changes and supplements which can help to reduce further deterioration

    

    3) Osteoporosis - We will send you a letter which we would advise you to take, along with your scan reports, to your General Practitioner to discuss the medical interventions* which are available for those who choose to take them

 

* These are interventions which are recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and NOGG (National Osteoporosis Guidelines Group)

Take a test to determine your risk of developing Osteoporosis

The official, 'know your bones,' website provides an online test that can provide you with a very basic assessment of your bone health. Using this basic information, you can then book an appointment with us for a more accurate, in depth analysis of your bone health and be advised on what to do next.

The following link will take you to the test:

https://www.knowyourbones.org.au/

"Helping you stay stronger for longer"