Research Trials

Osteoscan has been involved for many years in clinical research trials. Ostescan has provided scanning services to many leading research organisations undertaking research and clinical trial for many large pharmaceutical companies.

This work involves testing the Bone Mineral Density of groups of volunteers who agree to take either the trial drug or a placebo to help determine the efficacy and safety of the drug before it can be given to patients. The volunteers are tested several times during the trial and the resulting scans are sent to an appropriate international monitoring company which is responsible for the maintenance of the high quality work throughout the trial. It has been very gratifying to be a part of this process which has resulted in several new treatments being approved for the public’s use.

Our technical staff have to be specially approved for this work.