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The most effective test when screening for osteoporosis, or trying to detect the early onset of the disease, is a bone densiometry scan. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes thinning and weakening of normal bone. When this occurs, a patient with osteoporosis will have a higher risk of a bone fracture due to their inability to adequately support the weight of their body.
High Definition Instant Vertebral Fracture Assessment (IVA-HD) - The IVA-HD tool dramatically improves the detection of vertebral fractures by doubling the resolution of previously available techniques with a low-dose, single-energy image.
Abdominal Aortic Calcification - The IVA-HD tool also allows physicians to visualize calcified plaques in the abdominal aorta, which may be a significant indicator of heart disease and stroke.
Advanced Body Composition Assessment and InnerCore Visceral Fat Assessment - Our Advanced Body Composition assessment produces color images displaying the distribution of fat, lean mass, bone and fat mass index.
FRAX* 10-year Fracture Risk Assessment - The FRAX fracture risk assessment tool calculates a patient’s 10-year probability of hip and other osteoporotic fractures.
Although this test requires special equipment, it is completely safe and exposes patients to a very small amount of radiation.
Questions or concerns about your bone density study or to schedule and appointment, please call us at 480.728.PINK (7465).