German mammo clinic taps Sectra for osteoporosis screening

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German mammography provider Radiologie Hofheim has deployed Sectra OneScreen to assess bone health and identify patients at risk of osteoporosis.

After the mammography examination, an image of the hand is acquired using the mammography equipment and the patient’s bone mineral density is analyzed using Sectra’s online service. Patients at high risk of fracture can be identified and treatment can be initiated, according to Sectra. Sectra OneScreen also can identify women who should have their bone mineral density further investigated using a DXA scanner, the company said.

Clinics in Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the U.K. have introduced the service into their mammography programs.