Since 2019, the demand for a DXA scan increased by 19%, and thanks to you, that demand is being met with the most up-to-date and leading-edge technology available. Thanks to your generosity, a Hologic DXA Scanner was purchased to replace an aging machine. This new scanner is truly a leading-edge piece of technology because the DXA scanner is a dual energy x-ray that does more than measure bone density. This system can assess complete fracture risk, visualize calcified plaque in the abdominal aorta, report an advanced body composition assessment, and more.
This new scanner will help hundreds of community members each year understand their bone density levels. These screenings are an especially helpful resource for patients in your community who have or are at risk of developing Osteoporosis, especially women. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break because they have less bone mass and strength. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force suggests that women 65 years and older be screened for Osteoporosis. Now, thanks to you, your local hospital is poised to screen and assist patients now and in the future.