When is this performed?
- To investigate whether a patient has osteoporosis or whether treatment for this has been effective
What does the test involve?
- Lying on a couch whilst a machine arm passes over you.
Are there any side-effects?
- This is a painless investigation. This test, like x-rays involves the use of radiation.
How long does the test take and is admission to hospital required?
- A few minutes and does not usually require admission
What should you tell your doctor? A precise list of your medication