FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 16, 2022
Media Inquiries: Brooke Russell | 985.801.6212 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Covington, Louisiana – AVALA Imaging Center has expanded its diagnostic services available to men and women with the addition of the Horizon™ Bone Densitometry System from Hologic.
Osteoporosis is a growing healthcare crisis affecting millions of women and men worldwide. The healthcare costs associated with osteoporosis are staggering, and the effect on a patient’s quality of life can be devastating. Only about 10% of women over the age of 65 have normal bone mass. 77% of American women with osteoporosis are undiagnosed (and therefore untreated).1 Fortunately, osteoporosis is detectable and treatable, testing is safe and non-invasive.
The imaging technology of the Horizon DXA System provides superb image quality with advanced diagnostic tools to support early detection and treatment of osteoporosis. Horizon enables new dimensions in care, including greater insights into biomechanical strength, visualization of calcification in the abdominal aorta that can indicate heart disease, lumbar spine and proximal femur studies, bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of the entire skeleton, atypical femur fracture (AFF) assessment, and many other clinical applications.
For further information, please call the AVALA Imaging Center 985 801-6216 or visit our website.
1 Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis: WHO Technical Report Series 921. Report of a WHO Scientific Group. World Health Organization, Geneva.