DXA restoration toolkit created

Published: 24 June 2020 X-ray

A Covid-19 hub has been created by the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) to support healthcare professionals.

The hub includes a DXA restoration toolkit to evaluate when and how to reopen DXA services safely following Covid-19 and within government restrictions.

The toolkit supports clinical decision making on:

  • When to safely restore
  • Who to scan as a priority on restoration
  • How to do so safely

“During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all been aware of the enormous efforts made by front line staff to provide the imaging services crucial to the care of patients with the virus,” Lynda Johnson, the SoR’s professional officer for clinical imaging said.

“One area of radiographic practice we have not heard so much about is bone densitometry scanning, or DXA. People continue to be diagnosed with osteoporosis and require bone health care during these challenging times.”

“The Royal Osteoporosis Society have been busy supporting healthcare professionals and their hub is a great way to learn about the resources and support available.”

The evidence-based toolkit can be downloaded from the ROS website.

A free helpline has also been created for healthcare professionals and patients to speak with a specialist nurse. Call 080 88 000 035 or emailto speak to the team.