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6 September, 2022

Now Offering Vertebral Fracture Assessments!

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We are happy to announce that we now offer Vertebral Fracture Assessments (VFA) at select locations. VFA is a tool available on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (bone density) scanners, which detects previous fractures by providing images of the thoracic and lumbar spine to determine vertebral fracture deformities. 

Are you a candidate?

  • Women age > 65 years or men ≥ age 75 years

  • Historical height loss > 4 cm (>1.5 inches)

  • Self-reported but undocumented prior vertebral fracture (seen on an X-ray)

  • Postmenopausal women age < 65 years at increased risk determined by a specialist like an rheumatologists, endocrinologist or geriatric physicians 

  • Patients on steroid therapy for longer than 3 months or long-term anticonvulsant therapy, celiac spurs, hyperparathyroidism

  • Patients on steroid therapy for longer than 3 months or long-term anticonvulsant therapy, celiac spurs, hyperparathyroidism

Community Radiology VFA locations:

Bethesda

Clinton

Frederick

Greenbelt

Olney

White Oak

Call 888-601-0943 to schedule today!

 

6 September, 2022

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