LAFAYETTE, La. – Dr. Philip Meyer, DO, CCD, Board-Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, recently earned an additional certification in Bone Densitometry from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.

Bone Density Scan, an essential component of women’s wellness, evaluates bone health. The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre uses the Hologic Discovery QDR Bone Densitometer. This technology combines Bone Mineral Density (BMD) measurement with vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) allowing the physician to assess the two most definitive factors associated with osteoporotic fracture risk – low bone mineral density and the presence of vertebral fracture.

“Put more simply, the machine tells you how fragile your bones are,” explained Mary Reed, Women’s Imaging Centre director. “The interpretation from this test is shared with the referring physician. From there, the referring physician can determine if the patient needs to be on medication for osteoporosis, osteopenia, etc.”

Dr. Meyer, who serves as Medical Director for the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, received his osteopathic medical degree from Des Moines University. He then completed his internship at Des Moines General Hospital and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Meyer has more than 30 years of comprehensive experience in diagnostic radiology.

Dr. Meyer is located at Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, 5000 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Building 10, Lafayette, La. 70508. Call 337-993-8300 today to find our more or to schedule an appointment.

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About the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre

Women’s & Children’s Hospital’s Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is a full-service breast imaging center that offers comprehensive services including digital mammography, the Aurora system for dedicated breast MRI and diagnostic ultrasound. The American College of Radiology designated the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre a Center of Excellence in 2011. The Centre also received ACR accreditation for its Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Stereotactic Biopsy, Ultrasound and Ultrasound Biopsy services. In addition, the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers certified the Centre as a Quality Breast Center of Excellence.