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Conquering Osteoporosis through World-Class Care, Research, and Community Connections

Enjoy a festive evening with the world's leading experts in bone imaging.  Learn about conquering osteoporosis through bone density scanning (aka DXA ) and related care and research at UCSF.  Guests will be served complimentary dishes crafted for us by neighboring businesses.
Bone health is critical to overall health.

When: Tuesday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. 

Where: UCSF Imaging Center
1725 Montgomery St at Chestnut.

Thomas Link, MD, chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSF
Galateia Kazakia, PhD, director, Bone Quality Research Lab at UCSF Imaging
Aenor Sawyer, MD, MS, director, UCSF Skeletal Health Service,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF

Convenient parking available at 80 Francisco Street at Montgomery
Meet a Few of the DXA Experts 

 Thomas Link, MD, PhD
Dr. Link, chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSF,  studies the use of radiology, including clinical applications like DXA, to intervene early in osteoarthritis, even as early as before it starts. Dr. Link found that assessing the quality of the cartilage of the knee and hip allows changes to be seen before cartilage is lost and while there's still time for patients to make lifestyle changes to prevent more damage. 

Galateia Kazakia, PhD

Dr. Kazakia is director of the Bone Quality Research Lab at UCSF Imaging. Her research is focused on the development of quantitative bone quality characterization techniques and the evaluation of their clinical utility in the study of aging and musculoskeletal diseases. 

Aenor J. Sawyer, MS, MD

Dr. Sawyer, director of UCSF Skeletal Health Service, began her career as a physical therapist before receiving her MS and MD. She taps this broad health care background in research and clinical care to improve bone health throughout a patient's lifespan.

DXA Bone Density Exams and Healthy Bones  

Osteoporosis weakens our bones and leaves them vulnerable to fracture. Bones and joints may break or require costly repair. 

Regular screening diagnoses osteoporosis and other bone problems before they become a serious problem. 

A dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone density scan uses enhanced X-ray technology to measure bone mineral density. It is the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis and is also considered an accurate way of estimating fracture risk.
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University of California, San Francisco, is a leading health sciences center  focused on serving patients, conducting research,  and training the  next generation of radiologists. 

We are proud to have some of the foremost names in diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional radiology developing promising new approaches to identify and treat disease. We are a patient-centered team, and are proud that the community recognizes us  for our compassion and care.
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