Wake Radiology Office in Fuquay-Varina Earns International Accreditation for Bone Density Screenings
Fuquay-Varina, NC, May 13, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Wake Radiology’s office in Fuquay-Varina has earned accreditation for bone density screenings by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). It is one of only 42 facilities in the nation accredited for the quality, accuracy and precision of its bone density screenings.
A bone density screening measures bone mass to estimate the risk of fracture and help detect osteoporosis, a chronic condition that is characterized by the increased the risk of broken bones. Osteoporosis affects 25 million Americans, including one in four women.
The Fuquay-Varina office, which opened in 2012, is the ninth Wake Radiology office to become an accredited bone densitometry facility. Wake Radiology was the first provider in the country to receive ISCD accreditation at multiple offices and currently operates nine of the 11 ISCD accredited facilities in North Carolina.
Dr. Joseph Melamed, a board certified musculoskeletal radiologist who specializes in bone density imaging and interpretation, leads Wake Radiology’s bone density initiatives. Teresa DeMartin, the practice’s principal bone density technologist, played a critical role in helping Wake Radiology achieve ISCD accreditation.
To schedule a bone density screening at Wake Radiology’s Fuquay-Varina office, call (919) 232-4700. The Fuquay-Varina office is located at the corner of Purfoy Road and Old Honeycutt Road.