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Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry is part of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering and has clinics at both the City Hospital and QMC.

A specialised X-ray scanner is used to measure bone density to help diagnose osteoporosis and to monitor the response of those on treatment or drug holidays. The sites most commonly measured are the lumbar spine and the hip. The clinics may also undertake measurements of the density and shape of other parts of the skeleton when it is judged this help assess a patient’s risk of future fracture.

The Bone Densitometry Clinics actively participate in scientific and clinic research and support clinical trials which make use of bone density/shape or body composition measurements.

Find us

City Hospital

Bone Densitometry service at City Hospital is based in in Nuclear Medicine, at junction P4 of the Physiotherapy Corridor.


Bone Densitometry service is based in the Medical Physics Department at Queens Medical Centre, on A floor of the Medical School.

Contact us

The Bone densitometry service is available at City Hospital and QMC.

To contact a member of the team contact:

City Hospital, Tel: 0115 969 1169, Ext: 56782

QMC, Tel: 0115 924 9924, Ext: 64053