CRHC Providing the Latest in Bone Health and Body Composition Assessments

Clarinda, IA | January 10, 2020

Clarinda Regional Health Center has expanded its health and wellness services available to men and women with the addition of the Horizon® DXA system from Hologic®.  The imaging technology of the Horizon DXA system provides superb image quality1 with advanced diagnostic tools to support early detection and treatment of osteoporosis and provide a full body, Advanced Body Composition® assessment. 

Osteoporosis is a growing healthcare crisis affecting millions of women and men worldwide. 77% of American women with osteoporosis are undiagnosed (and therefore untreated).2 Fortunately, osteoporosis is detectable and treatable and testing is safe and non-invasive.  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, BMD measurements of the entire skeleton, atypical femur fracture (AFF) assessment, and many other clinical applications.

The Advanced Body Composition assessment provides detailed information of body fat, lean mass, bone mass, and visceral fat – the metabolically active fat often associated with diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.  It also includes a Fat Mass Index (FMI) which is an obesity classification which measure the ratio of fat mass to height squared.3  FMI may be better than BMI because while BMI is a measure of excess weight, FMI is a measure of excess fat.  BMI may misclassify muscular subjects as overweight or individuals with low body weight as normal even if they have high levels of fat.

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1 Jankowski, L et al. Quantifying Image Quality of DXA Scanners Performing Vertebral Fracture Assessment Using Radiographic Phantoms. 2006.

2Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis: WHO Technical Report Series 921. Report of a WHO Scientific Group. World Health Organization, Geneva.

3 Kelly TL, Wilson KE, Heymsfield SB (2009) Dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry body composition reference values from NHANES. PLoS One 4: e7038.Hologic, Advanced Body Composition, Horizon and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, and product names are the property of their respective owners. This information is intended for professionals in the U.S. and other markets and is not intended as a product solicitation or promotion where such activities are prohibited. Rx Only – use of the Hologic DXA System is restricted by or on the order of a physician