Our Horizon DXA System generates crisp, clear high-resolution images to accurately assess bone density, fracture risk, and body composition.
A Bone Densitometry test is used to measure how strong your bones are. It is commonly used to identify osteoporosis, a condition that causes a decrease in the density of bones resulting in fragility, and to determine a person’s risk for developing fractures. If you’re at risk, talk to your doctor about scheduling a bone density scan.DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD). If your doctor agrees you’re eligible, your insurance should cover the cost of the scan. Your health care provider will most likely recommend an axial DEXA test which scans over your hip and lumbar spine.
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A DEXA scan (DXA) is a type of medical imaging test. It uses very low levels of x-rays to measure how dense your bones are. DEXA stands for “dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.” The DEXA test determines bone health and risk for osteoporosis. With a new multi-element detector array, the Horizon DXA System incorporates the same high-definition technology used in modern CT devices to give you a precise picture of what’s going on inside the body, regardless of size or medical condition.
Provides Axial Scan capability which includes hip and lumbar spine. The forearm is scanned in patients with bilateral hip replacement or lumbar surgery.
Instant Vertebral Assessment Scans (IVA) to assess fracture risk and identify spine fractures by combining bone density with high-resolution vertebral imaging. (Thoracic compressions only)
Whole body scans to analyze body composition, often used for health weight loss. These scans are uncovered by insurance.
BREAKING NEWS On Osteoporosis:
71% Of Americans say they are aware of the effects that Osteoporosis can have on their health.
52% of Americans report taking any steps to prevent it.
36% Of women ages 50+ are aware that more women die annually from the effects of Osteoporosis than breast and cervical cancers combined.
47% Of women ages 50+ report that their doctor has recommended they get a bone density scan. 13% Of women ages 50+ say they have gotten a DXA scan.
Are You At Risk?
Osteoporosis makes you more likely to break bones because you lose bone mass and density. You may not have any symptoms or pain. The first sign might be a bone fracture.
There are a variety of factors – both controllable and uncontrollable – that put you at risk for developing osteoporosis. Age, gender, family history, bone structure, body weight, disease, medications, smoking and alcohol consumption can increase your chances.
It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about your risk factors for osteoporosis and together you can develop a plan to protect your bones.
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