Bone density screening 14 June

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Book an appointment with Tracey from Bone Matters to assess your bone density and fracture risk using a machine called a ‘Quantative Ultrasound Scanner’ or ‘QUS’. The test measures the bone density in your heel, and is very useful for assessing your risk of fracturing (breaking) your legs, arms, hips and wrists – common fracture sites for sufferers of osteoporosis. The machine is safe, painless, and has no side effects.

After the test is completed, your results will be printed off and explained to you. There will also be time for you to ask questions. 

To book your test, email:

The complete appointment will take approximately 15 minutes. 

Tests are at the special rate of £35 with payment at the end of the appointment by cash or cheque. 

All appointments follow current COVID safety guidelines.

The QUS test

The test measures the bone density in your heel. You place your foot in a machine that grips your heel and ultrasound waves pass through it. Each heel stays in the machine for about two minutes. Although the test itself is not diagnostic, individuals with low scores are given a copy of their results to give to their GP. The test serves as a useful indicator to help the GP decide if further investigation is needed.