Gerontology & Geriatrics

The world population is aging rapidly. As per WHO, by 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015 and 80% of all older people will live in low- and middle-income countries.

Geriatricians and Gerontologists play an important role through research, education and application of interdisciplinary knowledge of the aging process and aging populations to assist in improving the quality of life and promote the well-being of persons as they age within their families, communities and societies.

Our bone health and metabolic health solutions offer you various tools for geriatric research to study the effects of aging on the human body. Through the DXA body composition scan, you can measure the fat and lean mass distribution in the body and various regions of interest. You can also measure the bone mineral density of various skeletal sites such as spine, femur, forearm, hand, knee while analyzing spine morphometry and microarchitecture of the bone to assess bone quality of your patients.

Through our latest Sarcopenia application, you can use the appendicular lean mass (ALM) measurements from a DXA scan to determine the Sarcopenia status of the patient and continuously monitor the body composition changes over time.

Explore our DXA Bone and Metabolic health portfolio by learning more about our products and clinical applications.

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