Fractures can be painful, incur high medical costs and even result in mortality. Patients with fractures do not recover fully and may require long term care. Therefore, finding the risk of a fracture in order to prevent it can preserve quality of life for individuals. Durdans Hospital Hologic Horizon W DEXA Scanner is the latest technology in South Asia to assess bone density in order to assess the risk of fractures.
It produces high resolution images through 128 detector channels where the test takes only around 15 minutes to complete and the scan is done in a single sweep. The machine facilitates better patient positioning for comfort and is a painless way to assess bone health. The results are interpreted by a consultant endocrinologist.
The Hologic Horizon W DEXA scanner uses dual energy low dose X-rays to calculate the amount of bone mineral, namely calcium, in the bones and plays a different role to a bone scan.
DEXA scan is also the surest way to diagnose Osteoporosis, a disease that causes loss of bone mass and makes one susceptible to fractures. Dr. Adithya Salgado, Consultant Radiologist at Durdans Hospital says, “Those with a personal and family history of hip fractures, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes or Liver disease, older individuals and post-menopausal women can benefit from DEXA bone density scan that can give an accurate picture of one’s bone health.”
Durdans Hospital, regional pioneer in innovation, possesses a dedicated radiology unit equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and is operated by experienced radiographers and trained support staff working around the clock to deliver diagnostic images that support all types of medical intervention.
For more information on Durdans diagnostic imaging services call 011 2 14 0 311 or the Durdans 1344 helpline.