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The potentially devastating effects of Osteoporosis have been made very clear in recent years. The disease which causes a gradual and debilitating weakening of the bones affects millions of people and is responsible for almost one million fractures each year. The risks associated with Osteoporosis become more serious for people over the age of 50. As with many diseases, early detection and management are critical for favorable outcome and high quality of life. That’s where Bayonne Medical Center comes in.
Accurate readings begin with state-of-the-art equipment
Our sophisticated equipment measures bone density and gives us the information we nee to take good care of you. The piece of equipment we use is called a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptimetry, or DEXA Densitometer. You ’ll probably just call it a godsend because of how much it can help you. Our Densitometer provides fast and extremely accurate readings of bone mineral density of the spine, femur and forearm. It has a new fan beam that generates scans ten times faster than previous technology. Supine lateral scans of the lumbar spine are a routine part of our examination. Which means we get more information so we are better able to evaluate your specific situation. Furthermore, only metabolically active trabecular bone is evaluated so that the exam is more sensitive at recognizing changes in bone density. And, patients don’t need to change their position during a bone density examination, so it’s a much more comfortable test. If your bones are gradual ly weakening, it’s comforting to know that you can rely on our strengths to accurately evaluate and effectively treat your condition.
For more information regarding Bone Density, please call our Radiology Department at 201-858-6572.