Spire Roding Hospital, part of the private healthcare group Spire, will be the first hospital in the Spire group to use Sectra’s online service to identify osteoporotic fractures at an early stage.
“Osteoporosis can be an under-diagnosed disease and there is great need for simple, cost-effective methods of identifying patients in need of treatment. Being able to offer this additional service at Spire Roding Hospital is a great start and we would like to ultimately expand availability to more hospitals offering the Lifescan range of health checks,” says Dr John Giles, Clinical Director of Lifescan Ltd in a press release.
Since its acquisition of Lifescan in 2011, Spire Healthcare has had a special focus on preventive care. Lifescan is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of CT health checks. Lifescan aims to identify the early signs of heart disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer; three of the four main causes of death in the UK.
Previously, clinics in Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, France, and the UK have introduced the Sectra online service into their mammography service.