Like most people, you probably don’t really think about your bones until something doesn’t feel right. But bones do more than just keep everything in place. They provide support and structure, protect vital organs, help us move, and even store essential minerals. So, It is important to know the health of your bones, especially as your age increases.
A CT BMD test is can provide a snapshot of your bone health by measuring your bone mineral density.
The CT BMD examination is performed on our cutting edge CT Scanner takes approximately 5-10 minutes. An extremely low dose CT scan is performed of the upper lumbar vertebrae and the proximal femur with measurements taken to determine the health of your bones.
The principle underlying CT BMD is that normal calcified bone will absorb more x-rays than surrounding tissue so that the CT density measurement can be used to measure total bone mass within a sample of tissue.The data is used to measure an important risk factor and determine the necessity, choice and efficacy of therapy.
Why would you have a CT BMD?
The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have got off to a bright, toe-tapping start thanks to an opening ceremony filled with colour and depth.
More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete for 275 gold medals at this year’s Games which are taking place over the next few weeks on the Gold Coast.
More than 2.4 billion people – nearly a third of the world – will be represented over 12 days of sporting action, so it is of vital importance that these world class athletes are hosted in a village where their health and safety is of up most importance to ensure they can compete to the best of their ability. It takes a team of medical experts to make sure the athletes and coaches are looked after, and we are happy to see that medical imaging services are being provided in case of any injuries.
Queensland X-ray will provide ultrasound and plain x-ray services at nominated GC2018 venues as well as more complex imaging services, like MRI and CT scans, at their Queensland X-Ray Gold Coast Private Hospital and Southport practices.
Almost 15,000 people will be working as volunteers to make sure that everything runs smoothly, and 1.5 billion people will be watching around the world.
This Commonwealth Games is the largest sporting event that Australia has hosted for a decade – and the largest one EVER to come to the Gold Coast – so it will certainly be a very exciting spectacle.
Rouse Hill Medical Imaging will be closed for the Easter Break. Please see below our opening hours which will commence as normal on Tuesday April 3rd.
Thursday March 29th – Normal Operating Hours (8am – 5.30pm)
Friday March 30th – CLOSED
Saturday March 31st – CLOSED
Sunday April 1st – CLOSED
Monday April 2nd – CLOSED
Tuesday April 3rd – Normal Operating Hours (8am – 5.30pm)
We wish everyone a safe, happy and chocolate filled long weekend!
An Australian mum has shared a picture of a child’s X-ray as part of a dire warning to parents about why they should never let their kid’s eat full grapes.
Angela Henderson, who runs parenting blog Finlee and Me, recently shared the picture from a paediatrician in order to raise awareness about choking hazards.