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Medicine

Bone densitometry scanner for geriatrics

2018-01-05 14:25:06

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has officially donated a bone densitometry scanner to the W. Orłowski Hospital in Warsaw. The purchase of this state-of-the-art scanner was made possible thanks to the charitable bequeath from the famous Polish film and theatre actress, Nina Andrycz and generous support from Millenium Bank. 

The device has been purchased for the geriatric ward at the hospital, specializing in metabolic bone diseases. We also unveiled a memorial board, honouring Nina Andrycz's contribution to the clinic. The actress received treatment at this Warsaw hospital, which has received substantial support from the Foundation - 882 pieces of equipment, worth over 700 thousand PLN have been donated to the geriatric ward at the hospital. Andrycz has bequeathed 85 000 PLN to the Foundation, stipulating that the money should go towards the purchase of equipment which will be donated to the public geriatrics clinic. Millenium Bank has added 100 000 PLN, allowing the Foundation to partly finance the purchase of a bone densitometry scanner for W. Orłowski Hospital in Warsaw. 

 

Bone densitometry scanner at the clinic. By Łukasz Widziszowski

 

A bone densitometry scanner uses a very small dose of ionic radiation to produce a very accurate image of the inside of the human body - allowing doctors to inspect human bones for any signs of deterioration, defects, or disease. It allows doctors to discover bone loss, especially in the area of hips and lower back. The procedure is simple, quick, and what is especially important in case of elderly patients - non-invasive. 

Geriatric care is one of the most neglected branches of medicine in Poland. The Foundation supported geriatrics 6 times, effectively purchasing over 13 527 pieces of equipment for over 98 million PLN. The Foundation was able to help equip 313 clinics and wards, where elderly patients receive medical care. 

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