Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Bone Densitometry

Location:
Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre
Level 3, National Univerisity Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119074

Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Wilson Wang

For Enquiries, please contact:
Senior Lab Manager: Ms Low Siew Leng (doscsl@nus.edu.sg)
Tel: 67745095/ 67724424; Fax: 67744082

 

 

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) Lab

The Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) Lab was established in 1985 and was the first centre in Singapore to establish normative bone mineral density data for the local population. The lab is equipped with two dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) densitometers, a Norland XR-46 and Hologic Discovery Wi, with capabilities for spine, hip, whole body and forearm scans. The Hologic Discovery Wi has additional software for hip structural analysis, vertebral fracture assessment and FRAX 10-year fracture risk calculator.

Positioning for a spine and hip scan on the Hologic Discovery Wi
Positioning for a spine and hip scan on the Hologic Discovery Wi

 

Patient positioning for a knee scan on the Norland XR-46

 

AP Spine
Hip
Whole body

 

Forearm
Hip structural analysis
Vertebral fracture assessment