Bone Density Checkup

 
Technical Specifications
Available Applications and Options

AP Spine
Femur
DualFemur
Advance Hip Assessment with Hip Axis Length and Cross
Sectional Moment of Inertia
Total Body*
Body Composition* (with fat/lean assessment)
Forearm
Lateral Spine BMD
Orthopedic Hip Analysis
Pediatric*
OneVision
OneScan
Composer
Practice Management Report
Dexter PDA interface software**
TeleDensitometry**
DICOM (Worklist -Color Print and Store)**
Multi User Data Base Access (3/10)**
HL7 Bidirectional interface **
enCORE™ Software Platform
Advanced intuitive graphical interface
Multiple Patient directories with Microsoft Access®
database
SmartScan for scan window optimization and dose
reduction
Automated Scan mode selection
AutoAnalysis™ for a better precision
Customized Analysis for clinical flexibility
Exam Comparison process
BMD or sBMD results (BMC and Area)
Extensive Reference Data
> 12,000 subjects – NHANES and
several Regional Lunar Reference Data
User defined Reference Population
T-score, Z-score, % Young-Adults and % Age-Match
Automated WHO Background evaluation
Patient trending with previous exam importation
Multiple languages available
Multimedia Online Help

Typical Scan Time and Radiation Dose at the best Precision
AP Spine : 90 sec ; 20 mGy (< 1%CV)
Femur : 90 sec ; 20 mGy (< 1%CV)
Total Body/ Body Comp. : 8 min ; 0.02 mGy
(< 1%CV)

Calibration and Quality Assurance
Automated test program with complete mechanicals
and electronics tests and global measurement calibration
Automated QA Trending with complete storage
 
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Scanning Method
DXA Pencil Beam technology with SmartScan
algorithm.
No scout scan required, no moving table.

X-ray characteristics
Constant potential source at 76kV
Dose efficient K-edge filter

Detector technology
Nal PM tube detector
High pulse rate

Magnification
None
Dimensions (L x H x W) and weight
242 x 103 x 128 cm - 272 kg (Full)
181 x 103 x 128 cm - 254 kg (Compact)

External shielding
Not required : X-ray safety requirements may vary
upon destination. Please inquire with local
regulatory authorities.
GE Healthcare recommends consulting your
local regulatory agency to comply with local
ordinances.

Environnemental requirements
Ambient temperature: 18-27°C
Power: 230/240 VAC ±10%, 10A,
50/60 Hz
Humidity: 20% - 80%, non-condensing

Computer workstation
Windows XP® Professional
Intel processor computer, printer and monitor
Contact GE Healthcare or our local distributor for
the detailed current configuration and optional
hardware.
* on full size table only
** networking is under the user’s responsibility
 
 
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             High Performance - Clinical Densitometry
Bone densitometry has reached a new landmark
in clinical performance with the DPX Pro
densitometer. The unique combination of
high-performance scanning, advanced clinical
utility, and the revolutionary enCORE™ software
bring unprecedented ease of use and
throughput to densitometry in an affordable
package.
The DPX-Pro's comprehensive features assist
physicians in diagnosing osteoporosis, assessing
fracture risk, and monitoring response to
therapy. The hip is the critical fracture site
and Lunar's unique DualFemur™ feature
automatically assesses the density of both
femurs with one acquisition to identify the
weakest side. DualFemur calculates the
average density of both femurs for unmatched
precision to follow changes over time. The
spine is also a key measurement site due to its
rapid response to therapy.
DXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) technology
coupled with innovative software and
hardware engineering for reliable performance
- a necessity in today's medical environment.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
           
Precise, easy and fast exams
 
  Revolutionary enCORE software optimizes productivity
enCORE's intuitive graphical interface provides ease of
use, fast throughput and automation that frees the operator
for other tasks. The enCORE 2004 feature automatically
adjusts the scan path real-time during acquisition
for the optimal scan of the specified region reducing at
the same time the radiation dose.
 

AutoAnalysis™ delivers fast, precise, consistent results
Excellent precision, or reproducibility, is key to detecting
small changes in bone density. enCORE's AutoAnalysis
calculates results in just one keystroke, for fast, precise
analysis. Only GE Lunar offers true one-button analysis,
eliminating operator variability, subjective decisions and
inconsistent analysis in over 90% of scans.
 
Seamless reporting saves time and costs
OneVision automatically combines scans of the spine
and both hips into one comprehensive exam, acquired in
one process and evaluated in one analysis. Rather than
receiving multiple assessment reports, the referring physician
receives a single, consolidated report that combines
all risk assessment analyses for greater convenience and
time savings. The Composer option allows you to customize
the patient report including consolidation of all
BMD results, follow up and treatment recommendations.
 

OneScan for faster testing
OneScan simplifies BMD testing by acquiring spine and
bilateral femur scans in one, automatic process from a
single patient position. The process requires less operator
training and patient positioning. The typical amount of
throughput savings is 10 to 15 percent.
 
CAD - Computer Assisted Densitometry adds quality and
diagnostic power

Optional Computer Assisted Densitometry (CAD) automatically
studies acquisition inputs and the acquired image,
looking for errors and patient irregularities. When it
detects anomalies, it displays explanations and instructions.
CAD helps speed throughput and reduces errors.
It also helps technologists provide information to the
interpreting physician.
 

 
               
            Advances Beyond BMD
 
           Total Body, Body Composition
The Total Body exam, the ultimate in skeletal assessment, provides precise
bone density and body composition (total fat, lean and bone tissue)
results in one scan. Body composition measurements are used increasingly
to manage a variety of clinical and research applications including:
secondary osteoporosis, hyperparthyroidism, anabolic steroid therapy,
anorexia nervosa and malabsorptive syndromes.

Pediatric
BMD and soft-tissue assessment provide valuable clinical information in
children with growth disorders, metabolic diseases, and cachexic disorders,
among other conditions. Gender-specific pediatric reference data is
implemented.

Advanced Hip Assessment (AHA): Hip Axis Length (HAL), Cross-
Sectional Moment of Inertia (CSMI)

The Lunar DPX Pro provides the first major breakthroughs in femoral
densitometry assessment since the introduction of DXA system software
in 1987. These features are included in the new Advanced Hip
Assessment software.
AHA includes all the standard femoral regions of interest that were
previously available, plus additional key measurements and assessments:
• 
HAL has been demonstrated in prospective studies as an effective
adjunct to femur bone density in predicting fracture risk.
• 
CSMI is automatically calculated and can be used for research into
load bearing capacity of the hip.

Orthopedic
The Orthopedic software measures
precisely and accurately
Bone Mineral Density (BMD),
and Bone Mineral Content
(BMC), providing orthopedists
with a valuable tool for both
clinical practice and research.
 

                    

 
 
              Advanced Connectivity & Communication
 
   The Dexter:
BMD anywhere, anytime

The optional Dexter software lets you read BMD
analysis on the go. BMD reports are synchronized
to the Dexter from your DXA workstation to display
BMD images, patient demographics, analysis,
trending, and the physician report. You can conveniently
qualify analysis by entering or dictating a
response anytime, anywhere.

Exclusive DICOM, MUDBA, HL7 and
Teledensitometry Communication

Optional DICOM connectivity seamlessly integrates
densitometry results with Radiology Information
Systems (RIS) and Picture Archival and
Communication Systems (PACS). With Worklist, your
system can receive patient information directly
from scheduling applications via HL7 or DICOM for
faster throughput and reduced data entry errors.
Multi-user Database Access (MUDBA) provides
remote access to raw scan data improving
productivity and flexibility.
The ultimate in convenience, optional Tele-
Densitometry lets you send digital, paperless reports
as faxes, or as simple e-mail attachments that
recipients can view on any personal computer, without
special software.
              
       ComposerTM
Composer automatically generates patient reports,
including assessments and follow up recommendations.
Scan results are based on pre-defined
criteria established by the World Health
Organization (WHO), and International Society of
Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and the National, and
International Osteoporosis Foundations (NOF, and
IOF). It determines the lowest T-score, based on
user-defined regions, and automatically inserts the
corresponding assessment and recommendations