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BMD Unit - Paid in Full!

Shining Generosity- Our BMD Unit is PAID IN FULL!

(Pictured Here)  Jenn Carter,MRT(R) CBMD ADT & Lori Selves, MRT(R) CBMD ADT

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"Stratford General Hospital now has the latest state-of-the-art X-Ray Bone Densitometer that will be used to diagnose our patients’ bone mineral density.  The General Electric Prodigy DXA system is able to provide a fracture risk assessment of the lumbar spine and hip with a relatively quick, non-invasive and painless test.  The radiation dose of a bone densitometer is the lowest of any x-ray instrument. 

DXA stands for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry.  It uses the differences in the absorption of high energy and low energy X-ray photons by different elements to quantify the amount of bone and soft tissue in the body. Certain elements in bone minerals, calcium for example, will absorb more low-energy X-rays than the elements in soft tissue.  This enables a precise and accurate estimate of bone mineral density (BMD). An additional feature with our new unit is Body Composition which analyzes and shows changes in fat & muscle mass and body fat percentage.

One quarter of all women now aged 50 will experience a serious fracture of the spine &/or hip during their lifetime. Identifying and treating those most at risk will make an impact both on patient well-being and health care expenditures.  Stratford General Hospital performs approximately 1800 BMD studies per year.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Stratford General Hospital Foundation is able to fund this very important piece of Imaging equipment.  I would also like to extend thanks to; Jessica Rains-Montgomery from Materials Management
Sheri Bell from IT, Jennifer Carter, Senior Technologist and Certified BMD Technologist
Dr. Lynda Harker, Medical Program Director for Imaging… who all worked alongside of me over the last 6 months in this RFP replacement project".

-Louanne Plain, MRT ACR, Manager Medical Imaging, HPHA

(2020)


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