The International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) has awarded accreditation for bone density screenings to Wake Radiology’s office in Fuquay-Varina, NC. The location is the ninth Wake Radiology office to become an accredited bone densitometry facility and one of 42 in the country recognized for the quality, accuracy, and precision of its bone density screenings.

A bone density screening measures bone mass to estimate the risk of fracture and help detect osteoporosis, a chronic condition that is characterized by the increased the risk of broken bones. Osteoporosis affects 25 million Americans, including one in four women.

The Fuquay-Varina office opened in 2012. Joseph Melamed, MD, a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist specializing in bone density imaging and interpretation, leads Wake Radiology’s bone density initiatives. Teresa DeMartin, the location’s principal bone density technologist, was instrumental in helping Wake Radiology achieve ISCD accreditation.

Wake Radiology was the first provider in the country to receive ISCD accreditation at multiple offices and currently operates nine of the 11 ISCD accredited facilities in North Carolina.

For more information, visit Wake Radiology.