Have you ever had your bones checked?
October is Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become thin, weak and brittle such that even a minor bump or accident can cause a fracture.
To encourage you to make your bone health a priority, Envision Medical Imaging is offering bone densitometry scans at the promotional cost of $60*. If you’ve never had your bones checked, now’s the time. The scan only takes a few minutes, so ask your Doctor for a referral today.
Special appointment times are available for October. Call us on 6382 3888. *Terms and conditions: this is available to all patients with a valid referral for the month of October .
What is CT Bone Densitometry?
A bone mineral density scan is a short, painless scan that measures the density (strength) of your bones, usually at the hip and spine. The result from this test is called a T-score.
Your GP will first assess your risk factors for osteoporosis, which include your age, medical history and lifestyle factors, before referring you for a test.
What type of bone density scan does Envision offer?
Envision’s new QCT bone mineral density (BMND) software now offers you state of the art, precision, hip and spine bone densitometry using low dose CT instead of the older, more cumbersome 2D DEXA machine scanners.
A Computed Tomography (CT) combines special X-ray equipment with powerful computers to produce multiple cross-sectional images of the inside of your body.
The QCT is more accurate for lumbar spine prediction of fractures as it ignores any bone overgrowth or non-bone calcification – i.e. the aorta and measure trabecular bone not cortical bone in the spine – a good Osteoporosis predictor!
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Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture