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Osteoporosis assessments for Swedish women

Sectra : 16 September, 2016  (Company News)
Unilabs has got together with Sectra to offer women at risk of osteoporosis in Sweden the chance to have preventive screening tests
Osteoporosis assessments for Swedish women

Sectra and private care provider Unilabs are offering preventive bone health testing for individuals with risk factors for osteoporosis, thereby enabling measures to be taken to reduce the risk of fractures. The analysis technology to be used by Unilabs will be provided by Sectra. One in two women in Sweden will suffer from a fracture due to osteoporosis, making osteoporosis one of the most common diseases among women. Unilabs’ initiative will be highly significant to women in Sweden since it will enable many severe and painful fractures to be avoided.



“Thanks to our cooperation with Sectra, we now have the opportunity to offer a complete treatment chain for this serious disease, from initial risk assessment to follow-up and possibly further examinations and treatment,” says Charlotta Wikström, Head of Unilabs’ radiology operation.



Thanks to Unilabs’ and Sectra’s joint initiative, many more women and men in Sweden will have the opportunity to easily make an initial assessment of their bone health. The bone density examination is conducted either in connection to a mammography examination at Unilabs or as a separate examination at one of Unilabs’ radiology clinics. The bone density analysis is performed using the Sectra OneScreen online service and is based on a radiology image of the hand. After the examination, individuals who are deemed to be at a high risk will be given an opportunity for further examination using conventional methods to establish possible treatment.


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