Last month, on November 9th and 10th, a Hologic Horizon™ DXA system was successfully installed in our Diagnostic Imaging department, replacing the Bone Density unit that had served us well for several years. Hologic’s new Horizon DXA System generates clear, high-resolution images needed to accurately assess bone density, fracture risk, body composition. This in turn will allow physicians to make informed diagnoses and treatment decisions with even greater confidence!
The Hologic Horizon™ DXA system is the only system capable of assessing three major health concerns:
- Body composition
- Cardiovascular risk
Currently at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, our Diagnostic Imaging team focuses on the assessment of osteoporosis and body composition when requested by a physician.
Did you know?
- 1 in 2 women over 50 are at risk of a vertebral fracture 1
- 1 in 4 men over 50 are at risk of a vertebral fracture 1
- Nearly 35% of the world’s population is dangerously overweight or obese 2
By knowing your personal health and family history of osteoporosis or obesity, you can take the steps necessary to help reduce your risk of developing related injuries and diseases. If you have questions about osteoporosis or would like a body composition scan, speak to your physician today and come experience our Hologic Horizon™ DXA! Your better health starts with you!
Click HERE to view images of our new system!
1. NIAMS 2007, Handout on Health: Osteoporosis
2. World Health Organization