Just say GMA for Osteoporosis Prevention
Osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging. It is a devastating disease with enormous impact. Fortunately, it is highly preventable and treatable if diagnosed early. That’s why the osteoporosis prevention and treatment team at GMA emphasizes early intervention. We do everything possible to help you avoid osteoporosis and the early stage “osteopenia” (low bone mass) from occurring.
We start by giving you a state-of-the art bone density test on our DXA scanner. This is a simple, painless, noninvasive test that tells us exactly how much bone density you may have lost.
In addition, GMA provides Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA). VFA is a new technology that permits imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine to evaluate for the presence of vertebral fractures. The early detection of vertebral fractures can help us to help you in providing appropriate treatment to lower the risk of other fractures in the hip, wrist, or spine. The VFA images can be obtained at the same time as a bone density during a DXA scan with GMA’s GE Lunar Prodigy AdvanceIM bone densitometer. DXA is a highly sophisticated, diagnostic tool, providing the most accurate and advanced technique now available.
GMA’s technologist and director of the Osteoporosis Diagnostic Center are both certified professionals. As of January 1, 2006, Colorado state law requires certification.
Mari Brennan-Combs, RT, CBDT, is a Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist, recognized by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry. Mari has been performing studies at GMA since 1995.
Call for an appointment, or if you just want more information, feel free to contact Mari Brennan-Combs, RT, CBDT at 970-945-8503.