DEXA is offered daily, 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact 618-283-5466.
Fayette County Hospital has expanded its health and wellness services available to men and women with the addition of the Discovery™ bone densitometry system from Hologic.
The new system offers FRAX, a 10 Year Absolute Fracture Risk Assessment, which allows Fayette County Hospital to offer the most complete fracture risk assessment.”
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. According to a study published in Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis: WHO Technical Report Series 921. Only about 10% of women over the age of 65 have normal bone mass. 77 percent of American women with osteoporosis are undiagnosed (and therefore untreated). Fortunately, osteoporosis is detectable and treatable and testing is safe and non‐invasive.