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State-of-the-Art Bone Densitometry Available at New Milford Hospital

Monday, August 08, 2011 - New Milford, CT

New Milford Hospital recently installed a new state-of-the-art Bone Densitometry Unit to better assess bone mineral density (BMD). This equipment also provides the opportunity to offer Vertebral Deformity Assessment to patients to screen for occult vertebral compression fractures.

With this technology the radiology technologists can obtain Fracture Risk Assessments (FRAX), a tool that assesses the 10 year probability of spine, forearm, hip or shoulder fractures, based on a patient’s risk factors and BMD evaluation.

According to Dr. Andrea Crowley, Chief of Radiology at New Milford Hospital “the mission of New Milford Hospital is to provide the best care possible to the community we serve. Therefore it is critical that they receive the most accurate diagnostic testing available. Over the last year we have upgraded our CT scanning equipment and installed an open bore MRI. Our new Bone Densitometry Unit combined with the CT and MRI equipment offers the very best technology available to our patients.”

For more information on the services at the New Milford Hospital visit our website at NewMilfordHospital.org or call 1-800-350-1595.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • an agency for home care and community health services
  • a full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital
  • emergency medical services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit. The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technologists and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve. For more information, visit NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience. For more information, visit www.DanburyHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital




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