Bone Density Measurement
Bone densitometry is a non-invasive method to estimate bone mass and density. It is a very useful tool, both for the reliable diagnosis and for the early prediction of the onset of osteoporosis. In essence, the lower the bone density a person has, the higher the risk of a potential fracture.
At BioMediGen Diagnostic Centers, the measurement of bone density is carried out with the most reliable DXA (Dual energy X-ray Absorsimetry) method on the state-of-the-art STRATOS DR machine, in order to calculate the bone mass in the hip and spine. The results, after being evaluated by the scientifically responsible radiologist of the imaging department of the Biomedigen Diagnostic Centers, determine the condition of the examined person, immediately and reliably.
Top features of the STRATOS DR include a 2D Fan-Beam detector with a resolution of 256 pixels, offering high image quality. It has established itself as the complete DXA solution for bone health professionals. It offers an efficient, robust and rapid option for diagnosing osteoporosis and assessing fracture risk.
With customized applications for various medical needs, STRATOS DR provides rapid examinations, lasting only 30 seconds per site, serving patients and physicians with exceptional efficiency.
In addition, STRATOS DR uses innovative 3D-DXA technology to create 3D images of the femur, providing new data on bone structure and accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Its software is flexible and upgradable, and has a database for storing patients and comparing results.
Who is the exam for?
This specific exam is addressed to any person who wishes and is interested in being given a clear assessment and illustration regarding:
• The bone density levels of his bones, in the hip and spine.
• The image of weak or fragile bones, before they suffer a fracture.
• The risk of a possible bone fracture in the future.
• The increase, stay or decrease of the bone mass.
• The effectiveness of the medication he receives and the decision to maintain, stop or modify it.
• The possibility of existing osteoporosis, due to a fracture suffered.
As a preventive measure, the following population groups are examined:
• People who have a history of osteopenia / osteoporosis.
• Women over 65 years old.
• Postmenopausal women with a history of previous fracture.
• Women under 65 years of age, with risk factors for fracture (eg low body weight).
• People who have suffered a fracture, over the age of 50.
• People taking medications that may affect bone mass.
• Men over 70 years old.
• Men under the age of 70, with risk factors for fracture.
• People with conditions associated with low bone mass.
Is the test safe?
The test is completely painless, fast and safe. The state-of-the-art STRATOS DR machine, which the BioMediGen Diagnostic Centers have, does not confine the patient to a closed space, while the exposure of the examined person to radiation is minimal (equal to 1/10 of the radiation in a simple X-ray).