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New Technology a First in Osteoporosis Screenings in Jasper January 08, 2020

Jasper, TX – CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is implementing a new, upgraded system to examine bone density for patients at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial. The Hologic Horizon DXA System is the first of its kind in Jasper.

The new technology allows for improved bone mapping and bone imaging. The improvements are especially noteworthy in connection to patients with a high body mass index – where the imaging provided by the Horizon DXA System are much improved from traditional X-ray imaging of the past.

“A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a patient suffers a broken bone, so this upgraded bone imaging is a huge advancement for us in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis,” explains Wayne Moore, President of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial Hospital. “Having this technology right here in our backyard is a very big deal, as it will cut down on the time needed and the stress of having to travel outside of Jasper for this treatment.”

The addition of the Horizon DXA System at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial was made possible through a $54,000 investment by CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.

To schedule an appointment, patients are asked to contact the Scheduling Department at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial hospital at 409.384.1987.

BONE HEALTH: BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1-in-2 Women & 1-in-4 Men age 50 and older will break a bone due to Osteoporosis
  • 70% of Women over age 50 have Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass
  • A Bone Density Test determines patient’s risk of Osteoporosis
  • A Bone Density Test is the only test to diagnose Osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs