Pictured at the Andover War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire following the installation of a Hologic Discovery DXA scanner supplied and supported by Vertec Scientific are (from left) Vertec managing director Bill Hipgrave, radiographer Gill Elsey and nurse Linda Wylde.
Part of the Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust, bone mineral density scanning is the latest in a wide range of services the hospital offers to its local community. This service is also part of a comprehensive portfolio of sophisticated imaging available across the trust.
The Discovery series of DXA systems is now the most popular in Britain, accounting for more than 70% of the market. The manufacturer, Hologic, pioneered the integration of bone mineral density measurement with Instant Vertebral Assessment (IVA) allowing point-of-care assessment of the two most definitive factors associated with osteoporotic fracture risk low bone mineral density and the presence of vertebral fracture.
Commented Bill Hipgrave: “It’s great to see another Discovery put into use in the fight against the effects of osteoporosis where therapy can be very effective if the problem is found early enough.”
See this report on page 44 of the January 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.