Bone Density Inc

Osteoporosis detection today

Osteoporosis → Hip & other fractures

Poor osteoporosis detection (and thus treatment) today without BDI

75% of those with osteoporosis are undiagnosed and don’t receive proper treatment

Only 8% of people are screened for osteoporosis who should be

It’s even worse for minority groups. In one study, the likelihood of an African American woman at-risk for osteoporosis being referred for screening was 61% lower than that of a white woman of similar risk.

Current screening standard dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (‘DXA’ or ‘DEXA’ imaging) problems:

1. Low screening compliance: e.g., above. Many reasons cited, including …

        • Cost
        • Equipment, staffing required. DXA machine has little other use beyond bone density, unlike CT
        • Additional radiation
        • Time & other burden of new imaging on patients, providers and others
        • Education re: screening need and existence of payer coverage

2. DXA accuracy/technology limitations. E.g., Over 50% of osteoporotic fractures occur in people deemed  non-osteoporotic based on DXA-determined BMD