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Keep up with life by protecting your bones

In the U.S. one in two women age 50+ will sustain an osteoporosis fracture1. Early osteoporosis detection is key to keeping you safe.

Keep up with life by protecting your bones

In the U.S. one in two women age 50+ will sustain an osteoporosis fracture1. Early osteoporosis detection is key to keeping you safe.

Enter your information to receive a list of facilities near you that offer bone mineral density screenings on the Horizon® DXA system*.

Welcome to better bone health!

A bone density test on the Horizon® DXA system provides superb image quality and advanced diagnostic tools to support early detection and treatment of osteoporosis.2

An image of an DXA scan machine

What to expect during your DXA scan

  • Quick 3-minute scan covering both hip and spine3
  • You will be lying on a comfortable padded table
  • No injections, non-invasive, and painless
  • No need to prepare — just wear comfortable clothing without any metal clasps, buttons or zippers
  • Very low-dose x-ray – equivalent to one day of background radiation or the dose you receive on a cross-country flight4

Learn more about how osteoporosis affects you

A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs5.

An image with osteoporosis risk factors

An image of pelvis

What is a bone mineral density (BMD) exam?

  • A DXA scan identifies your risk for osteoporosis and fracture by measuring bone mineral density (BMD) in your hip, spine, or other bones.
  • A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs5.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass, which in turn makes you more susceptible to fractures (broken bones)1.

An image of healthy bones on the left, and bones affected by osteoporosis on the right

A woman and a man having a conversation on a yoga mat

Osteoporosis: It’s not just a women’s disease6.

  • Up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis
  • Men older than age 50 are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer
  • Each year, about 80,000 men will break a hip
  • Men are more likely than women to die within a year after breaking a hip due to problems related to the break

Why is the Horizon® DXA system better?

The Horizon® DXA system is more accurate than other DXA systems7. We ensure that our high-resolution clinical images enable doctors to see more, so they can make more informed diagnoses and treatment decisions in time to have a positive impact on your health and well-being2,8

Hologic set the gold standard for bone densitometry in 1987 with the first dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system. Today, we continue to take bone health to new heights, with the Hologic DXA platform, which assesses osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Bone Health Resources

Learn more about osteoporosis and your risk at boneawareness.com

*Your facility may use either a Horizon® or Discovery™ model by Hologic®

  1. National Osteoporosis Foundation. NOF.org. What is osteoporosis and what causes it? https://www.nof.org/patients/what-is-osteoporosis/. Accessed 2/10/2021

  2. Jankowski, L et al. Quantifying Image Quality of DXA Scanners Performing Vertebral Fracture Assessment Using Radiographic Phantoms. 2006. DHM-08251.

  3. Hologic, MAN-03283 Rev 007 for Horizon A.

  4. Shepherd, Ng, Sommer, Heymsfield. Bone (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2017.06.010

  5. National Osteoporosis Foundation. NOF.org. Bone Density Exam/Testing
    https://www.nof.org/patients/diagnosis-information/bone-density-examtesting/. Accessed 2/10/2021

  6. National Osteoporosis Foundation. NOF.org. Just for Men
    https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/just-for-men/. Accessed 2/10/2021

  7. Hangartner TN. A study of the long-term precision of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry bone densitometers and implications for the validity of the least-significant-change calculation. Osteoporos Int. 2006.

  8. Cosman F, Krege JH, Looker AC, Schousboe JT, Fan B, Sarafrazi Isfahani N, Shepherd JA, Krohn KD, Steiger P, Wilson KE, Genant HK. Spine fracture prevalence in a nationally representative sample of US women and men aged ≥40 years: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2013-2014. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Jun;28(6):1857-1866. doi: 10.1007/s00198-017-3948-9. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PMID: 28175980; PMCID: PMC7422504