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10-year fracture risk assessment from the World Health Organization, seamlessly integrated in GE DXA densitometry systems.
Our FRAX software application helps you identify which of your patients are more likely to suffer a hip fracture or a major osteoporotic fracture of the clinical spine, forearm, hip, or shoulder within the next 10 years. Using an algorithm developed by the
World Health Organization, it automatically incorporates the results from a
femoral bone mineral density (BMD) test,
while also considering risk factors. The FRAX model also helps you identify the subset of patients in the low bone mass category that would likely benefit most from treatment.
Compared to BMD T-scores alone, the use of 10-year fracture-probability assessments may provide a better basis for shared decision-making between patient and physician.
FRAX Brochure (PDF).
The FRAX model is useful in identifying the subset of patients in the low-bone-mass category most likely to benefit from treatment (those with a T-score of –1 to –2.5, categorized as having osteopenia). This is an important advance, since the majority of fractures do not occur in patients with osteoporosis.1
The FRAX model also includes men and different ethnicities, two groups experiencing an increase in osteoporotic fractures. However, osteoporosis testing and intervention have been largely neglected.2
In addition, FRAX helps you identify patients with co-morbid conditions that increase fracture risk, and targets them for intervention.3
Percentage of non-vertebral,
hip, upper humerus and wrist fractures that occurred in men and women with
osteoporosis, osteopenia or normal BMD using gender specific T-scores.4
See additional features in the latest enCORE software.
*Availability based on local regulatory approval