• Norland, a CooperSurgical Company, Ft. Atkinson, WI

• Skeletal application(s): calcaneus

Percent young reference and percent age-matched comparisons T-score and z-score

Fracture risk based on WHO diagnostic classification

• Radiation dose: Less than 0.2 mrem

• Dimensions: 22.5 x 17.5 x 14 in (57.2 x 44.5 x 35.6 cm)

• Operating environmental temperature: 50° to 90° F (10° to 32°C)

• Operating environmental relative humidity: 20 to 95%, noncondensing

• Detectors: Two solid state

Fig. 13-15. (A) The Osteometer DexaCare® G4. A peripheral dual energy X-ray absorptiometer used to measure bone density in the forearm. (B) The forearm is placed into the well on the top of the machine. Photographs courtesy of Osteometer MediTech, Hawthorne, CA.

• Quality control: Automatic with internal phantoms requiring less than 5 minutes

• Operation: Hand-held console with fluorescent display. Unit on wheels with retractable handle. Built in floppy disc drive for data transfer. Built in parallel printer port for Canon BJC color printer or equivalent

• Options: Laptop configuration

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