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Bone density scans for elderly

30th May 2008

UK research has shown that routine dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans when they entered care homes would reduce the number of deaths.

Lead researcher Dr Mike Davie, consultant physician at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital in Shropshire, said: "These patients go untested and untreated because they are old and are expected to die, but they are living quite a reasonable length of time."


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