News | December 01, 2010

Historical Radiology Analysis can Save Millions in Osteoporosis Costs

December 2, 2010 – Analyzing historical images in radiology databases can save millions in osteoporosis costs, according to data presented at the 2010 RSNA meeting. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden used Sectra’s Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) method to identify patients who subsequently suffered a hip fracture.

The study of 8,257 patients showed the bone mineral density (BMD) is lower in those who suffered from a hip fracture later on. The company’s DXR is an automated method for estimating the distal forearm cortical BMD from a standard X-ray. A hand X-ray image is taken and then sent to Sectra’s online lab for analysis.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the method for use as a medical device.

Osteoporosis is an under-diagnosed and under-treated disease. According to a report from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, only 14 percent of patients with a fracture are treated for osteoporosis, while 60 to 70 percent are targeted for treatment.

Despite first fracture being a strong indicator of future osteoporotic fractures, only 10 to 20 percent of these patients are prescribed treatment. Convenient tools and systematic ways of working are key to the detection of the disease. Today, the majority of all radiology images are digital and there is thus huge potential to reduce future costs through a structured osteoporosis prevention program.

For more information: www.sectra.com

Related Content

FDA Clears Mobilett Elara Max Mobile X-ray from Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 20, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Mobilett Elara Max mobile X-ray system from Siemens...
Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk
News | Women's Health | March 19, 2019
Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person’s age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according...
HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 19, 2019
Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (fractional flow reserve computed tomography) Analysis enables...
PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy
News | PET Imaging | March 18, 2019
A new study positron emission tomography (PET) scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at #ACC19 show that pressure readings in coronary arteries may identify locations of stenoses remaining after cardiac cath interventions.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
As many as one in four patients who undergo cath lab interventions can benefit from a technology that identifies the
Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients
News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019
Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach...
Bay Labs Announces New Data on EchoGPS, AutoEF AI Software at ACC.19
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs announced the presentation of two studies assessing performance of the...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues about a patient's...
Iron Measurements With MRI Reveal Stroke's Impact on Brain

Images show illustrative examples of visual R2? modifications within substantia nigra (SN) at baseline (24-72 h) and follow-up (1 y) in striatum (participants 1 and 2) and control groups (participants 3 and 4). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

News | Stroke | March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 — A simple ...
Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences Approved at Midwestern State University
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 05, 2019
Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS) announced that The Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences has been approved by...