Osteoporosis Checks


Osteoporosis Check

Please note this service is currently suspended pending the refurbishment of our property in Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Sea. It is anticipated that we will resume in early 2020. Please contact reception if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

Since May 2015 the Lady McAdden Trust has been able to offer appointments for osteoporosis checks.

This service is available to women, from age 35.

The machine the Trust uses is a Calscan DEXA machine. The Calscan machine uses a small amount of radiation to take an x-ray of your heel.


Your appointment will take around 15 minutes, which includes the Calscan  x-ray of your heel and some time to discuss your results with a specialist nurse.

Please can you ensure that you to wear easily removable shoes and footwear for your visit – avoid tights if possible.

You will be given a print out of your results to take away, should you require further help, the nurse will refer you accordingly.

Your Results

Unfortunately we are not able at present to offer these appointments at the Lady McAdden Unit – clinics are currently held at our additional premises – 203 Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4JQ, (on the junction/corner of Rayleigh Drive).

To make an appointment simply give us a call on 01702 343288

This service is provided through the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust. The Trust receives no NHS or external funding to maintain these clinics and relies totally on donations from the Public.

It costs us around £40 per person to provide this service so any donation you can make toward the cost of your visit would be gratefully received and donation at the time of your appointment can be with cash or cheque.

If you would like to make a donation with a credit / debit card please call the Lady McAdden Unit on 01702 343288 and we can do that over the phone.





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