Osteology Centre

In our Osteology Centre, Affidea Prague, we have a long history in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. Our centre was founded in 1997 and since then it has became one of the biggest clinics, specialising in metabolic bone diseases and osteoporosis, in the Czech Republic. Our physicians are specialised in areas of medicine dealing with osteoporosis such as internal medicine, endocrinology and rheumatology. We also have 5 physicians who have achieved qualification in clinical osteology, a unique medical sub-speciality.

In 2011, the Osteology Centre Affidea Prague became an accredited centre type II. for certification of Clinical osteology. This means that we take part in training physicians in this highly specialised area. The centre is licensed by  medical insurance companies to prescribe parathyroid hormone, one of the most powerful and effective treatments for osteoporosis.

The head of the department and his deputy are committee members in the Society for metabolic bone diseases of the Czech Medical Association, J.E.Purkyně - www.smos.cz. This professional society provides guarantees for the best osteporosis care for patients in the Czech Republic. Our physicians regularly take part and often lecture at many medical symposia, congresses and other events in the Czech Republic which have a focus on diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

Our Scanners

The Centre for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases is equipped with very specialised resources (top GE Lunar DXA scanners – GE Lunar  iDXA ),  with highest level of software  enabling  measurement of not only standard  regions (L spine, dual femur, forearm, ) but also the whole body,  body composition, including CoreSCan, VFA. These scanners are  used to determine bone mineral density (BMD). Those values  are related to the risk of fractures  and  define osteoporosis in accordance with the World Health Organisation. DXA examinations are essential in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases in order to start the treatment as soon as possible and monitor the treatment progress. The medication needed for treatment is covered by health insurance companies according  to BMD values. Since 2012 the facility has been equipped with and uses special software to set Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) which indicates the risk of fractures.

Information for patients

The Osteology Centre Affiea Prague is one of the top densitometric clinics in the Czech Republic and possibly the world with the highest number of  bone density scans (DXA also known as DEXA) performed. Since 2000 the centre examined over 110, 000 patients - many of them on multiple occasions. This number reflects the experience we have acquired over the years. We offer DXA scans to specialised outpatient and in-patient clinics not only in Prague but also outside Prague. This service is available to all physicians who are dealing with osteology issues.

Following densitometry examination (DXA bone scan) patients are referred, where appropriate, to our outpatient clinic. There, patients with diagnosed osteoporosis or other metabolic bone diseases are given an appropriate treatment plan, given advice and continuous support, and/or referred for further investigation. Our 8 experienced physicians who work in the osteology clinic and have specialist interest in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases have made the Osteology Centre Affidea one of the top clinics in the country.

Information for the physicians

Contraindications to DXA  examinations:
• Radionuclide examination within 3 days after scintigraphy using 99mTc
• Radionuclide examination within 1 week after scintigraphy using  I131)
• Recent (approximately within one week) contrast examination of gastrointestinal tract including contrast examination GIT  at CT  or X-ray
Due to available normative data and their need for comparison with examination results, we can only evaluate standard locations of lumbar spine, femurs, forearms or whole body Bone Mineral Density (BMD).  We cannot evaluate an area with an implanted metal material. Also significant Lumbar spine scoliosis could have an effect on validity of the examination.

Examination Request Form

For examination is necessary (due to X-ray procedure)  written request by any physician. Request form from the link  below , which should be   signed  by physician  and which contains   contact information to our centre, could be used.

PDFrequest form for DEXA examination

Electronic version of examination results

We are able to send all examination results electronically directly to a physician who requested the examination of a patient, as long as the clinic has electronic communication set up in their practice.

Clinical Trials

Since 2003 our Osteology centre has been involved in many clinical trials, testing new medical drugs for osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases, namely: PMO, GIOP, male osteoporosis.
The Osteology Centre is cooperating with world leading Central Imaging Laboratories where all the DXA scans are processed. Their strict processes assure that all IQC procedures are correct, DXA scanners function properly and are calibrated regularly. Further, the whole DXA unit electronic upload for all requests scans and IQC procedures to secured web portal are effective and secure.
Our DXA unit serves not only for  measuring  classical parameters  like BMD  (bone mineral density) but also for establishing body composition (percentages of fat and lean mass in various regions of a body). Hence, we are able to provide amount of visceral adipose tissue (VAT).  This type of measurement can be provided to other medical professions including  sports medicine, diabetology and gynaecology etc.

Physicians of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

Head Physician 

  • MUDr. Petr Kasalický, CSc.


  • MUDr. Petr Bubeníček, CSc.
  • MUDr. Helena Dejmková
  • MUDr. Ludmila Krainová Moszkorzová, Ph.D.
  • MUDr. Jitka Kolářová
  • MUDr. Jana Nepomucká, CSc.
  • MUDr. Jan Rosa
  • MUDr. Simona Skácelová
  • MUDr. Michal Škácha