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The Sources of Common DXA Scan Errors

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Mar 1, 2023 @ 16:03 PM

DXA is the most widely used radiological modality for measuring bone density. There are other modalities and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: More Than Just Imaging Solutions, Bone Densitometer

Portable Bone Densitometer Enters U.S. Market

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 @ 10:10 AM

U.S. clinicians have a new tool in their arsenal to diagnose osteoporosis, thanks to Italian-based Ecolight Medical, the manufacturer of EchoS.

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Topics: Bone Densitometer

Diagnosing Osteoporosis with DXA & Quantitative CT

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

With an average life expectancy of 84 years, American women spend roughly 50% of their adult life as a post menopausal female.  And because estrogen decreases sharply when women reach menopause. it can cause bone loss, increasing the chance of developing osteoporosis dramatically.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, CT Scanner, Bone Densitometer

3 Bone Densitometer Comparisons

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

There’s a huge demand for bone densitometer (DEXA) scanning, thanks to the millions who have osteoporosis.  With approximately one in three women over the age of 50 fracturing a bone because of osteoporosis, a bone densitometer can be useful in a clinic, hospital, practice or healthcare facility.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Comparisons, Bone Densitometer

Your Body Image: New Uses for DXA

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 13:10 PM

For many people who are concerned with developing a better physique, recognizing the difference between weight loss and muscle loss, or weight gain and muscle gain can be a complete guessing game. Even when you start seeing the results in the mirror, watching the numbers on the scale fluctuate from day-to-day or week-to-week can be maddening. Even calculating Body-mass index (BMI) doesn’t seem to give most people any real insight into the true composition of their body. Sometimes it feels like discovering what’s actually going on is near impossible.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Medical Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Everything You Want to Know About Bone Densitometers

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Have you had a bone scan done to measure bone density and fracture risk? If so, then you probably know what a bone densitometer is. It’s a specific kind of x-ray system that uses two x-ray beams to measure the calcium content of bone to reflect bone density and bone fracture risk. Each x-ray beam has a different energy level that’s aimed at the patient’s bones. The soft tissue absorption is subtracted, and then the Body Mineral Density (BMD) can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry is the most popular bone density measurement technology used.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer