Bone Mineral Density - How we can assist...
“In Australia, Every 3.6 minutes someone is admitted to hospital with an osteoporotic fracture. By 2022 there will be 1 fracture every 2.9 minutes”
MeasureUp is a mobile bone densitometry service. We provide an accurate, reliable and precise bone mineral density measurement service. Patients do not need to travel to a major hospital or radiology lab to have their bone density measured. We can complete the assessment and return the report promptly (via Healthlink) –all from our comfortable, mobile lab equipped with a State-of-the-art bone densitometer (DEXA) that is operated by specially trained and certified MeasureUp staff. This is completed whilst being parked right in front of your practice.
Our mission is to promote lifelong bone health through public awareness, education and knowledge of osteoporosis.
We are partnered with Osteoporosis Australia in facilitating the prevention and diagnosis of osteoporosis in order for Doctors to prevent, treat and manage their patients effectively and efficiently.
We support doctors, Patients and ACF’s in rural and regional areas with diagnostic technology that has previously been inaccessible outside major towns/cities. Doctors are now able to diagnose more patients resulting in improved fracture prevention. All patients are bulk billed when a Medicare item number is used.
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures (breaks or cracks) than in normal bone.
Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, leading to a loss of bone thickness (bone mass or density). As a result, bones become thinner and less dense, so that even a minor bump or accident can cause serious fractures. These are known as fragility or minimal trauma fractures.
Any bone can be affected by osteoporosis, but the most common sites are bones in the hip, spine, wrist, ribs, pelvis and upper arm. Osteoporosis usually has no signs or symptoms until a fracture happens – this is why osteoporosis is often called the ‘silent disease’.