Bone Densitometry & Heel Ultrasound
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder which is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration which leads to an increased risk of fractures. Over 10 million people have osteoporosis and there are 1.5 million osteoporosis related fractures in the United States every year. Our physicians use a combination of Heel Ultrasound and DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) machines to diagnose and treat osteoporosis. The risk of osteoporosis increases with age and long term steroid use significantly increases the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. If you have been on steroids for more than 3 months, ask your Rheumatologist if a DXA scan is appropriate.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound machines use high-frequency sound waves to visualize anatomical structures in 3D. Your physician may use a Musculoskeletal ultrasound machine to evaluate a body region or to guide soft-tissue or joint injections.
Many conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis can be treated with intravenously infused medications. Our skilled infusion nurses and physicians will administer and monitor the intravenous medications in our comfortable infusion suites.