NNRH Provides the Latest in Bone Health Assessments
Elko, NV – Northeast Nevada Regional Hospital is dedicated to delivering the highest quality screening and diagnostic imaging services to the physicians and patients they serve in Northeast Nevada.
This commitment is evident by the recent addition of the Discovery QDR Bone Densitometry System which is the most cutting-edge technology available today and the industry leader in assessing bone health.
Osteoporosis is a growing, potentially crippling disease affecting over 75 million women and men worldwide. In fact, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men are at risk for a fracture or have at least one fracture and don't know it, which can devastate a person's ability to walk unassisted and the ability to maintain their independence.
Both men and women over the age of 50 have a much higher risk for low bone mass. In fact, only about 10% of women over the age of 65 have normal bone mass. Seventy-seven percent of American women with osteoporosis are undiagnosed (and therefore untreated). Fortunately, osteoporosis is one of the most preventative diseases today if detected and treated at an early stage in development.
"Bone Densitometry is a non-surgical and painless examination consisting of a very low dose X-ray. With the Discovery System, NNRH can provide two powerful screening tests - vertebral fracture assessment and bone density measurement. It provides spine and hip BMD results in seconds - no other osteoporosis screening system comes close to the combined speed and image resolution of Discovery", says NNRH Radiologist, Kurt Doggwiler, MD, PhD.
Some additional benefits of the Discovery System that NNRH is now offering are:
- Ease of movement and comfort for the patient
- Superior image quality
- Unparalleled speed and precision
- Computer-aided fracture assessment for a more accurate diagnosis
- Visualization of calcification in abdominal aorta which can indicate heart disease
"Having a bone densitometry test at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital can help our patients live longer, healthier, more active lives. That's why we are Committed to Quality and delivering the highest level screening and diagnostic imaging services to Northeast Nevada," comments Gene Miller, NNRH CEO.