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ECHOLIGHT R.E.M.S. Scan

Introducing the Echolight R.E.M.S., an FDA-approved bone-density and bone-fragility test that uses cutting edge, ultrasound technology (No Radiation/X-Rays) to instantly assess your bone density and fracture-risk!

REMS provides bone density accuracy similar to DEXA and takes it one step further with a fracture-risk score that you can’t get from a DEXA. According to published, peer-reviewed research and over a decade of clinical use, many clinicians believe Echolight to be the new, gold-standard for bone fracture risk assessment. 

Most bone density tests (i.e. DEXA tests) only tell you about the mineral content of the bone and tell you little about bone quality (i.e. bone strength). Echolight R.E.M.S. can provides accurate density scores AND bone quality, all without unwanted risks of X-Ray exposure. 

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SOME of the

Benefits:

INSTANTLY KNOW YOUR TRUE FRACTURE RISK WITH “FRAGILITY SCORE”

NO IONIZING RADIATION. USES HARMLESS SOUND WAVES

NO NEED TO LAY FLAT. CAN EVEN BE DONE STANDING.

ACCURATE FOR THIN WOMEN WITH SMALL BONES

CAN MEASURE SMALL CHANGES IN AS LITTLE AS 6 MONTHS

FDA-APPROVED BONE DENSITY TEST. AS ACCURATE OR BETTER THAN DEXA

NO REFERRAL NEEDED TO GET A TEST. TEST AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.

GET RESULTS MINUTES AFTER THE TEST (NO WAITING DAYS OR WEEKS)

MORE THAN BONE DENSITY

3 REPORTS IN ONE

Echolight R.E.M.S. provides 3 reports in one!

REPORT #1: T-Score/Bone Density – Just like with DEXA, you will receive an accurate T-Score and a Z-Score to assess your bone density (how hard your bones are). 

REPORT #2: Bone Fragility Score – Bone density alone tells you little about bone quality leaving you guessing about whether or not your bones are strong or weak. Echolight R.E.M.S. gives you a fragility score out of 100 and will tell your true fracture risk

REPORT #3: Body Composition Test – You’ll also receive a report telling you about your body fat and muscle mass. Body composition is important because muscle is vital to the strength of your bones, in other words, more muscle usually leads to more bone.

ECHOLIGHT

bone FRAGILITY SCORE

Two people can have the same bone density and wildly different risk of fracture. Echolight R.E.M.S. is the only bone assessment tool available that can tell you bone quality and fracture risk without exposing the body to high levels of radiation. 

Echolight R.E.M.S. uses 3D bone-mapping to look at the architecture of your bones to assess how fragile or strong they are based on real-world data. When you have an Echolight scan performed, you will receive a fragility score and a fracture risk report that can be used to determine the best course of action.

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Frequently Asked Question

Is Echolight Better Than Dexa?

Both Echolight R.E.M.S. and DEXA are FDA-Approved diagnostic tools designed to measure bone mineral density (BMD), a crucial indicator of bone health. They help detect osteoporosis early and can predict your risk of future fractures. But while they share a common purpose, their methods and efficiency levels are quite different.

So why is Echolight R.E.M.S. becoming the new favorite? 

For starters, it’s radiation-free. Unlike DEXA, which uses X-rays (and thus exposes you to a small amount of radiation), R.E.M.S. uses radiofrequency echographic signals (soundwaves). This means it’s safe for repeated use and suitable for all ages – from kids to golden agers.

But that’s not all! The Echolight R.E.M.S. is a bit of a multitasker, simultaneously evaluating both the quality and the quantity of your bones. While DEXA is pretty good at measuring bone quantity, it doesn’t do as well when it comes to assessing bone quality – a key factor in determining overall bone strength.

R.E.M.S. can be performed in a comfortable location. On the other hand, DEXA machines are bulky, fixed beasts that require you to make a trip to the hospital or clinic.

But what about accuracy, I hear you ask? 

When it comes to diagnosis, accuracy is king. And here too, Echolight R.E.M.S. delivers. It offers an accurate assessment of total bone health by providing a detailed, bone-fragility score. DEXA can sometimes be misleading because of its inability to distinguish between dense organs, calcified arteries, and bones. Echolight measures only the bones.

Echolight R.E.M.S. gives you more information that meets or exceeds the accuracy of DEXA so that you can build a plan suitable to your bone density and quality.

Now let’s talk cost-effectiveness. No one likes shelling out big bucks for medical tests, right? 

Well, here’s some good news – Echolight R.E.M.S. is generally cheaper than DEXA. The lower cost combined with its high efficiency makes it an excellent choice for regular monitoring of bone health.

Lastly, we can’t overlook patient comfort. Echolight R.E.M.S. is non-invasive and painless – it’s as easy as getting an ultrasound! DEXA scans, while not painful per se, can be a little uncomfortable due to the position you need to maintain during the scan.

So there you have it! While DEXA has been a semi-reliable companion in the fight against osteoporosis for years, it seems like Echolight R.E.M.S. is taking the lead with its radiation-free technology, superior accuracy, portability, and cost-effectiveness. It’s an exciting time in the world of bone health diagnostics and we’re eager to see how this field evolves.

Meet Some of our members

Testimonials

christina Bethell

it will change your life on all levels to gain the strength and confidence in your body again.  I feel maybe I could even start taking up a sport and dating again sometime this year.  Do it but you can’t have my spot! I love knowing I am in expert hands with sincere care and focus on my complex needs so that I can safely regain my strength and health.  

Regina

I was struggling with the decision to have a double knee replacement when I came to OsteoCoach. Within a short time of working with Heidy, she was able to design a workout that would strengthen my body and increase my range of motion to the point where I knew that a knee replacement was not the answer. Not only has by daily activities become easier, I have a renewed excitement for physical fitness. 

Elen duty

“Before OsteoCoach. Truth: I was in a lot of pain in my knee and back and just found out I had osteoporosis. My energy level was not at its best . Now: I now have very little pain in my back and knee.  I was not looking for my pain to stop but the workouts help. The best part now is I reached my  first goal, was osteoporosis now osteopenia. Working on my second goal!”

Our FAQ

Have some questions? We've got answers.

How Much Does Echolight Scan Cost?

At OsteoCoach we charge $300 for the Echolight scan. This includes a consultation to go over your results. No referral is required and you can see changes in bone within 6 month with Echolight allowing you to test more often to assess the efficacy of your bone building program. 

When Will Echolight Scans Be Available At Your Office?

We should be accepting Echolight patients mid-June to early July, 2024. 

What Does Echolight Measure?
Echolight R.E.M.S. uses soundwaves to measure bone density, bone fragility, and body composition all in one 10 minute scan. You will receive three reports that show T-Score and Z-Score (classic bone density), Fragility Score and Facture Risk, and Body Composition (body fat and lean mass).   

Which is More Accurate? DEXA or Echolight REMS?

In our opinion, Echolight R.E.M.S. is the most reliable bone mineral test for osteoporosis. Just like DEXA, Echolight is FDA approved and offers advantages over the DEXA, including safety (no radiation), accuracy for thin women with small bones (DEXA can be inaccurate for this population), and better fracture risk assessment. No test is perfect, but Echolight is well on its way to becoming the gold-standard for DEXA and has been used in Europe for over a decade!


Does DEXA Expose Me To A Lot of Radiation? How About Echolight REMS?

No, DEXA tests do not expose you to a lot of radiation, however, radiation dose accumulates over a lifetime. We believe that if a test can provide the same or better results without radiation, then you should choose that test. Echolight is such a test. Using soundwaves instead of X-Rays, Echolight can provide density and fragility assessments with no radiation. 

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