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DXA and VFA

Dr. Massey initially trained at the Duke Metabolic Center, which is one of the top 5 in the nation for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Accordingly, our center has used the DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) technique since 2000. We were also the first in the area to acquire the VFA, or Vertebral Fracture Assessment, technique.

Diagnostic X-rays of the spine can miss up to 30% of vertebral fractures; the VFA technique is an easy, inexpensive way to further evaluate patients who could potentially have these fractures, and could therefore help prevent future fractures.

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