Study into bone condition is offering scans to women

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Women over the age of 60, who have not already been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or taking medication for it, are being offered a complimentary scan to detect whether they have the condition.

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture). These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hip. Approximately 3 million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis, and there are over 230,000 fractures every year as a result.

DXA scans, which are a special type of X-ray that measure bone density, are most commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and can also be used to assess the risk of osteoporosis developing.

Synexus conducts clinical studies for Osteoporosis and has performed DXA scans on over 7000 patients in the last year.

As part of a new Osteoporosis study that it is undertaking, the company is offering complimentary DXA scans to women over the age of 60, who have not already been diagnosed with the condition or taking medication for it, at its dedicated research centre in Lancashire between now and the end of July.

The scans take about 10-20 minutes and involve lying on a couch whilst the arm of the machine passes over the body.

To arrange, contact 01772 344620 and quote reference number 8712.