DXA Scan Bone Densitometer

Praveen Rastogi, MD, FCCP, D-ABSM is one of three Certified Clinical Densitometrist in the local area.

Dr. Rastogi attended the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. He has been recognized as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist after passing a rigorous exam on bone density testing for osteoporosis. There are over 5,000 certified clinicians and technologists world wide. Certification in bone density is a demonstration of proficiency and is a requirement for some insurance companies and HMO’s.

PSMA has a new GE Prodigy DXA Scanner in the Riverdale location. PRODIGY uses Multi-View Image Reconstruction (MVIR™) to obviate the magnification error inherent in other fan-beam densitometers. The improved accuracy of bone and soft-tissue results provides superior clinical assessment.

With medications now available and under development, experts feel that osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease - not an inevitable part of aging.

PSMA offers patients:

  • Qualified Technicians and Physicians
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Painless and non-invasive testing
  • Appointments Monday—Friday 8:30—5:00

Contact us at 770.996.6699 to schedule an appointment.

Osteoporosis Information

Osteoporosis the “silent disease”, causes brittle, weak bones that lead to fractures. It is also the reason for a hunched back “Dowager Hump”.

  • 8 million American women have osteoporosis
  • 2 million Americanmen have osteoporosis.
  • 44 million Americans are affected. 1.5 million fractures reported each year.
  • $17 billion annual healthcare cost.

Osteoporosis fractures can result in chronic pain, disability, loss of independence, and even death. 20% mortality rate is associated with hip fractures.

An additional 30% of hip fracture patients require nursing home care.

Risk Factors:

  • Female Post menopausal
  • Low body weight
  • Smoking
  • History of fracture, after age 50
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Family history of osteoporosis related to fractures

Early detection of low bone density, before fractures occur, is the key to successful management.  medications, or surgery.

Pulmonology is classified as a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. A pulmonologist is a physician who is trained and acquired specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosing and treating of lung disorders.
Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing specialty which treats disorders related to sleep. Including sleep apnea, hypersomnia, insomnia, parasomnia, nocturnal epilepsy and circadian rhythm disorders.
People with life threatening injuries and illnesses need critical care. Critical care involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health professionals. It usually takes place in an intensive care unit.
Terms of Use | Office Policy   © 2011 Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Associates LLP.
All rights reserved