Life Line Screening- Adopter of European Medical Technology in Osteoporosis Diagnosis

Bone Index Ltd. and Life Line Screening have formed a partnership to provide state-of-the-art bone density screening. Bone Index has discovered that health screening companies in United States can benefit from Bindex. Osteoporosis testing is included in the three screening packages offered by Lifeline.

Bone Index was established in 2011. The headquarters of Bone Index are in Kuopio, Finland. Dr. Ossi Riekkinen is the CEO of Bone Index. Life Line Screening is the main provider of diagnostic testing. This company offers screenings for health-conscious customers in the United States. The screenings are performed at nearly 15,000 community events. Life Line Screening also performs ultrasounds for vascular disease detection.

There are limited options for osteoporosis diagnosis. Osteoporosis has caused 2 million bone fractures in the United States over a 12-month period. As of 2017, the cost of bone fractures was more than 19 billion dollars. In 2025, this cost will be increased by 33 percent. Therefore, osteoporosis becomes undiagnosed. In general, big DXA x-ray machines in hospitals are used for bone density screenings. These machines can be expensive. The heel and hip are more prone to osteoporosis fractures. So, these body parts are primarily used in the screening.

Bindex is a tool that determines cortical bone depth of the tibia. Osteoporosis testing is done in the form of a pain-free ultrasound. Software algorithm is used by Bindex for the calculation of the density index, a measure estimating the hip’s bone mineral density. A low bone density index represents a high risk of osteoporosis. Healthy bones have a high bone density index. DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) machines also provide this measure. The accuracy rate of Bindex is 90 percent. Bindex has been tested on more than 2,500 patients.

The first and second generation Bindex models received a 501k clearance. Thanks to the top-notch research and development team at Bone Index, the clearance process was 6 months. There are 19 patients using Bindex globally. These patients are spread over different countries such as America, China, Japan, or Europe.

Bindex can reduce the cost of bone density screenings. The benefits of the alliance of Life Line Screening with Bone Index are convenience and precise results. Bone Index stands out from other screening companies as it offers higher efficiency, simplicity, and safety in osteoporosis testing. The goals of Bindex are Life quality improvement for American families and osteoporotic fracture prevention are the goals of Bone Index.

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