A recent Osteoperosis International study
found the incidence of hip fractures in older U.S. women is rising, following more than a decade of decline. Fracture rates in women ages 65 to 69 rose 2.5 percent,
and rates for women ages 70 to 74 rose 3.8 percent, from 2014 through 2015. The cost of the 11,000 additional estimated fractures from 2013 to 2015 was nearly $460
million, assuming a cost of $40,000 per hip fracture.
A DXA scan is performed on Hologic's Horizon® bone densitometry (DXA) system
Patient Resources for National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month
Beyond Osteoporosis: DXA Scans for Athletic Performance & Weight Loss
What to See at CPSDA National Conference and Symposium
If you're heading to CPSDA this month, explore what Hologic has to offer at booth #8.
The BodyLogic™ scan,
available on the Horizon® DXA system, provides detailed measurements of the body by looking at bone density, lean mass and fat mass. This information is critical for accurately assessing the state of a patient or athlete's body
composition and defining successful treatment plans and training programs.
Dexalytics: TEAMS™ software
will also be onsite to discuss how this technology can provide your sports teams and athletes with meaningful, actionable information.
Learn more by visiting our booth or catch our presentation on the main stage on May 23 at 4:15 p.m.
For professionals using body composition assessments to inform their decisions,
provides access to scientifically credible education on assessing body composition by DXA technology as well as real-life application of this information to improve human performance.
The features that have established Hologic's 3Dimensions™ mammography system as the fastest, highest resolution breast tomosynthesis
system capable of delivering a more comfortable mammogram, are now available
as standalone upgrades for facilities with Hologic's Selenia® Dimensions® mammography system, including:ii, iii
Mandated breast density notification legislation continues to expand, adding to the national conversation regarding the value and effectiveness of these efforts.
recently spotlighted Utah, Washington state and Florida's passage of legislation within the same week, making these states the 32nd, 33rd and 34th respectively to require breast density notifications
in patient-facing mammography reports. The laws in Washington and Utah are set to go into effect in January 2019, whereas Florida's will become effective in July of this year.
According to a recent survey of 10,000 women, discomfort is the leading reason women avoid mammography screening.ivFast Company named Hologic's SmartCurve™
breast stabilization system the top 2017 innovation offering women a more comfortable patient experience for directly addressing this problem. The system, which is clinically proven to improve patient
comfort during mammography screening, features a curved compression surface that mirrors the shape of a woman's breast to reduce pinching and evenly distribute pressure.iii
The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging published updated breast cancer screening guidelines, once again recommending that all women
begin annual screening at age 40. The guidelines recommend all women have a “risk assessment” at age 30 to see if they should begin screening at an earlier age,
and call for women with a previous breast cancer diagnosis to receive breast MRI screening. According to Radiology Business, the
guidelines are also the first to classify black women as high-risk patients due to their increased likelihood to die from breast cancer compared to non-Hispanic white women and their increased risk of having aggressive “triple-negative” breast tumors.
Hologic Education Programs & Events
The Hologic-supported CME accredited seminars listed here are conducted by leading experts using the specific technology,
as noted, in a screening and diagnostic practice. Locations/dates are subject to change.
The seminars range from workshops to full, eight-hour training sessions. For more information
and to register, please access the links below.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Video Series
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Each Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth A. Rafferty and Dr. Sarah M. Friedewald
- Breast Tomosynthesis: Current State of the Art
- Literature Review: Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
- Breast Tomosynthesis: Approach to the Diagnostic Evaluation
- Implementation and Clinical Application of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
- Current Screening Guidelines – Can Tomosynthesis Shift the Equation?
DXA University DXA University has been designed to provide education, background and resources with different levels and content durations. The modules are presented by Dr. Jacob Wilson and are non-CME.
Pros and cons of different body composition methods available today to help make an educated decision around which method for assessment is right for you, your practice, your personal aspirations and human performance goals.
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The Quantra™ software requires the Hologic® Cenova Server and minimal technical specs. Hologic Cenova and Quantra™
products are only available on Hologic® mammography systems.
iUS Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: Office of the Surgeon General; 2004.
iiData on file and from public sources, 2017.
iiiSmith, A. Improving Patient Comfort in Mammography. Hologic WP-00119 Rev 003 (2017).
ivHologic Data on file, 2017.
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