Bone Densitometry, Bone Density Testing
Mobile Bone Density Scans, DEXA Scans
Our company offers bone densitometry / bone density testing in our main office in Pennsylvania and also by
scheduling site visits in PA, NJ, DE, MD, and WV. Many elder care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and other
customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia rely on our mobile bone density scans, provided by highly qualified and certified professionals.
What is a DEXA Scan?
DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) examinations estimate the amount of bone mineral content in specific
areas of your body. Two X-Ray energies allows the Radiologist to tell the difference between bone and soft tissue, giving a very accurate estimation of bone density.
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X-Ray LLC offers osteoporosis screening utilizing state of the art Bone Densitometers / DEXA Scan Equipment. Our compact, easily
transportable units is ideal for the provision of this service in the mobile setting. Manufactured by Norland Corporation, the worldwide leader in
densitometry equipment, our Apollo model provides quick, easy assessment of bone density at the heel in just a few seconds.
Bone density results are calculated automatically and instantly printed out in
a comprehensive, full color report with precise bone density measurement in grams per square centimeter, as well as a graph which compares the
patient's bone density against a reference population.
Many long term care facilities are viewing peripheral bone densitometry as a valuable aide in their facility's Quality
Assurance program. Establishing a baseline bone density for their residents who are at risk for osteoporosis can
be extremely beneficial in explaining the occurrence of fractures which occur without apparent injury or known
trauma. Every long term care Director of Nursing has experienced the unstated, yet underlying cloud of suspicion
with which surveyors seem to view these situations, as though there were some sort of ulterior motive on the
nurse's part in not documenting an injury, when in fact, the fracture may have been due to osteoporosis rather than abuse or injury.
Also from a QA perspective, with the availability of remarkable new pharmaceutical therapies which have proven to
be very effective in restoring lost bone density, peripheral dexa scan is a valuable diagnostic tool in identifying
those residents who are strong candidates for pharmaceutical intervention and then for followup screening to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment over time.
OSTEOPOROSIS: "Are you at risk?"
Osteoporosis is a progressive bone thinning disease that can lead to serious fractures of the hip, spine and wrist.
It is a complex disease and not all causes are known. However, when certain risk factors are present, your
likelihood of developing osteoporosis is significantly increased. It is known that certain lifestyle choices (over
which one does have control) can contribute to depletion of minerals from your bones. Your answers to the
following questions can help to determine your risk for developing osteoporosis:
1. Are you of either Caucasian or Asian in race?
2. Do you have a small, thin frame?
3 . Has a female member of your family broken a bone as an adult?
4. Are you a postmenopausal woman?
5 . Have you had either an early natural menopause or a surgically induced menopause?
6. Have you been taking high or prolonged doses of thyroid medication or any cortison-like, drugs for asthma, arthritis or other diseases?
7. Is your diet low in dairy products and other sources of calcium?
8 . Are you physically inactive or guilty of not exercising regularly?
9. Do you smoke?
10 . Do you consume alchohol and/or caffeine on a regular basis?
The more times you answered "YES" to the above questions, the greater your risk for developing osteoporosis.
The disease does not wait until you are "old" to start. Many people, particularly females, have already begun to lose bone mass as early as their twenties.
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