NIDON currently has 20 radiographers who carry out DXA scanning.
We welcome new members and the network is free to join.
NIDON is established as a Northern Ireland DXA Operators Network under the umbrella of the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
NIDON was established with the aim of:
- Facilitating the opportunity for DXA radiographers to meet and discuss issues and share best practice relating to DXA & osteoporosis services in Northern Ireland.
- Providing a forum for networking and discussion of Northern Ireland specific issues. The group will also be offered education by external speakers.
- Providing a forum for supporting service and quality improvement.
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Around 30 people attended the DXA Network meeting held in Antrim from across Northern Ireland. The meeting focused on:
- Standardising DXA Scan Technique
- Offering a practical DXA Measurement Quality Measurement Workshop
- Vertebral fracture identification opportunities in DXA scanning
NIDON Steering Group
- Chair & BHSCT Representative: Lynsey Blair
- SEHSCT Representative: Lisa Edgar, Olive Kirk, Francis McMurray
- NHSCT: Jacqueline Shaw, Lynne McKee, Kathryn Trainor, Julie Allan
- SHSCT: Mark Cunningham, Laura Fitzsimmons
- WHSCT: Adele Phair and Ann Marie Higgins
- ROS: Mayrine Fraser, Jill Griffin