Bone Health

GE offers a comprehensive portfolio of bone densitometry solutions to make bone health assessment accessible—and to protect the vitality of your patients.

We're providing the tools physicians need to help diagnose and treat weakened bones, so that millions of Americans may potentially avoid the physical, emotional and financial burdens associated with fragility fracture.

Overview

Strong Bones. It’s Vital.

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, currently afflicting 10 million Americans over the age of 50. A women's lifetime risk of a hip fracture equals her combined risk of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack.1,2,3,4 

A woman’s risk of an osteoporotic fracture is much higher than that of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack combined.1,2,3,4

REFERENCES:

1. Annual incidence of women of all ages. National Osteoporosis Foundation, Physician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, Washington, DC; National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2003.
2. New cases for women of all ages. American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2005, Atlanta, GA; American Cancer Society, 2005.
3. Annual estimate of women over age 29. American Heart Association, Heart & Stroke Facts, Dallas, TX; American Heart Association, 2003.
4. Annual estimate of women over 30. American Heart Association, Heart & Stroke Facts, Dallas, TX; American Heart Association, 2003.

Annual bone health disease incidences graph.