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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.6.9.L2
Bone scanning

Extent:Jersey
Updated 19 September 2016
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Situated at the William Knott Day Hospital, Westmount. The service is run by Dr Michael Richardson, Consultant Physician, Care of the Elderly.

Contact Maureen Higgins- telephone 443081

Who is the service for

It is for use of people who are considered to be at risk from osteoporosis, not as a general screening service such as Mammography. Such people will include those with liver disease, anorexia nervosa, thyroid disorders, early menopause or hysterectomy, a tendency towards fractures or a strong family history of osteoporosis.

Other medical conditions which may cause brittle bone disease include the use of steroids by asthmatics, rheumatoid arthritis or bowel disorders.

Charges

For a referral by a GP there is a charge. There is no charge for a referral by a Hospital Consultant.

Safety

The machine gives a lower dose of radiation than standard X-rays, one tenth of the radiation of a standard chest X-ray.