Dexa Bone Densitometry
with Lateral Vertebral Assessment (LVA)
While bones naturally get thinner as we age, Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and make them more susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is often called the silent disease as there are no apparent symptoms.
WDI performs DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) exams to measure bone density and evaluate bone strength. We image THE SPINE, both hips, AND A FOREARM (wrist). We perform A Lateral Vertebral Assessment (LVA) to look for compression fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
A DEXA scan uses a minimal amount of low-energy x-rays and is easy and comfortable for patients; they simply lie still for 15 minutes while a scanner passes over the body.
WDI also uses the FRAX Osteoporosis risk assessment tool, developed by the World Health Organization, to evaluate a patient’s risk of bone fractures due to Osteoporosis occurring in the next ten years.