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SDON currently has 60 members (radiographers & DXA technicians) who carry out DXA scanning in Scotland.

We welcome new members and the network is free to join.

SDON is established as a Scotland DXA Operators Network under the umbrella of the Royal Osteoporosis Society.

SDON was established with the aim of:

  • Facilitating the opportunity for DXA radiographers & technicians in Scotland to meet and discuss issues and share best practice relating to DXA & osteoporosis services in Scotland.
  • Providing a forum for networking and discussion of Scotland specific issues. The group will also be offered education by external speakers.
  • Providing a forum for supporting service and quality improvement.

 

Upcoming meetings

8 September 2021

  • Clinical Interpretation of DXA; Dr Nicola Peel, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Medicine, Sheffield
  • DXA reporting standards; Dr Nicola Peel, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Medicine, Sheffield
  • Quality Improvement DXA reporting project; Shuna Mighton, FLS Practitioner, Western Isles Hospital

Previous meetings

Around 35 people attended the DXA Network meeting held in Glasgow from across Scotland. The meeting focused on:

  • DXA scan analysis - pitfalls and errors. An interactive session
  • DXA reporting for Clinicians – University of Derby
  • Atypical Femoral Shaft Fractures in NHS Grampian: MSc in Medical Imaging –Exeter University
  • Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA)- Calling a fracture a fracture

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SDON Steering Group

  • Chair: Diane Smith
  • Stewards: Mayrine Fraser/Jill Griffin (ROS)
  • Shuna Mighton
  • Joe Gregory
  • Alison Westmacott