The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma to fund a GE Lunar iDXA.
The GE Lunar iDXA provides data and images for assessing bone density, fracture risk, body composition and pediatric development. It delivers crisp, high resolution images of all skeletal sites, enhanced precision and a comfortable open design to accommodate patients of all sizes.
“Caring for children with complex medical conditions requires a comprehensive approach. One essential area is assessing bone health. We have had our current GE Lunar iDXA for about 13 years and during that time we have been able to evaluate and manage several hundred children with low bone mineral density. This new machine will allow us to continue providing this essential service to children with complex medical conditions, but will also allow us to expand this service for children starting at 2 years of age,” said Darin Brannan, MD, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “In addition, this machine also allows for the assessment of total body composition (lean and fat body mass), which can be quite beneficial as part of a broader assessment of a patient’s nutritional state,” he added.
In 2018, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma donated $25,000 to the Hospital for specialized medical and therapy equipment. This year, the Foundation’s board unanimously approved another donation to show their continued support.
“We are thankful that our state has a facility such as The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, to assist the children who need their care and support. The Masonic Charity Foundation is proud to show our gratitude and thanks with a financial contribution,” said John Logan, executive director, Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
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