VCU Program for Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Equipment and Software

Bone densitometry is provided at the MCV Campus downtown location, and at the Stony Point Medical Center satellite offices.

Downtown MCV Campus location (directions):

Hologic 4500a

Spine, hip, forearm, whole body BMD and body composition, supine lateral spine, vertebral morphometry, and region of interest scanning. Low density (pediatric) software is available.

Harpenden Stadiometer

Sahara heel ultrasound is used for community education and awareness

Full time staffing for bone densitometry and clinical research

Bone Desity

Stony Point MCV Women’s HealthCare satellite location(directions):

Hologic 4500c

Spine, hip, forearm, and region of interest scanning.  Low density (pediatric) software is available.

Harpenden Stadiometer

Full time staffing for bone densitometry and clinical research

Daily calibration by scanning a standard Hologic spine phantom.

Both sites have experience in working with central Quality Assurance sites which provide for scanning of gold standard phantoms and cross-calibration among instruments at multiple centers.

 

All bone density technologists are licensed as Radiology Technologists, Limited, under the regulations of the Virginia Board of Medicine.  In addition, our technologists have been qualified by manufacturer training and are certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.


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Last Updated on September 13, 2005

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