Measuring bone health

GettyImages_533955937Osteoporosis often goes undiagnosed until patients have had their first fracture and once this occurs, there is about a 50 per cent chance they will have another fracture.

There are now scans that can give your specialist a clear picture of the health of your bones.

“Technology has enabled us to come a long way in diagnosing and assessing bone health,” says Director of Oceanic Medical Imaging Julie Crouch.

It takes less than five minutes to perform a Bone Mineral Densitometry scan to find out if you are at risk of developing osteoporosis.”

BMD scans also assess vertebral, hip and atypical femoral fractures.

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