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Special report: Densitometry

by Nancy Ryerson, Staff Writer | August 30, 2013
From the July 2013 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

At the Washington Institute of Sports Management, Parker says 35 to 40 percent of his visitors are athletes, 50 percent are overweight and 5 percent have been referred by doctors to track recovery from anorexia. Synchronicity Wellness often works with older former athletes looking to get back in shape.

In the future, GE’s Kelly predicts body composition studies will be used in conjunction with the bone density information traditionally gathered by DXA scans on certain at-risk populations.

“Even in the U.S., a lot of children go to bed hungry every night, so there’s a lot of malnutrition in this country, and that affects bone health also,” says Kelly. “I think we’re starting to see a trend also towards more scanning and looking at younger and younger patients. We’re starting to really understand the way we eat now, and the way we exercise now, and the impact that’s had on bone health.”

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He believes DXA can also play a role in preventing diseases that contribute to the cost of health care.

“More and more, we’re starting to understand where fat is in the body, and the impact that has on diabetes and other disease,” says Kelly. “I think what we’ll see is that as people become more aware of the impact obesity has on their body and their disease state, and as they become more focused on what they can do about that, this will be a primary tool for people to really understand their body composition and how to eat and exercise differently.”

DOTmed Registered Bone Densitometers - July 2013 Companies

Names in boldface are Premium Listings.
Jerry McLaughlin, DataStream Medical Imaging Systems, Inc., CA
Moshe Alkalay, Hi Tech Int'l Group, FL
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David Denholtz, Integrity Medical Systems, Inc., FL
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Jeff Rubinoff, Complete Medical Services, MI
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Alison Fortin, Global Inventory Management, NH
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Ben Williams, DEXA Solutions, LLC, WI
Joseph Shafe, Assured Imaging, AZ
John Pereira, United Medical Technologies, FL
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Ian Alpert, Tandem Medical Equipment, NY
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Robert Serros, Amber Diagnostics, FL
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Jaime Munoz, Jaco Medical Equipment, Inc, CA
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Steve Powner, Best Used Medical Equipment, GA
Alan Keim, Lone Oak Medical Technologies, PA
Omar D. Rodriguez, Professional Medical Equipment, TX

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