Dpx Md

• Manufacturer: GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI

• Skeletal application(s):

PA spine Proximal femur

Percent young-adult and percent age-matched comparisons

T-score and z-score sBMD (mg/cm2)

NHANES III reference data

WHO diagnostic classification

PA spine, proximal femur and total body 1% DualFemur™ less than 1%

PA spine and proximal femur 3 mrem Total body 0.02 mrem

Full-size table 95 x 42 x 52 in (242 x 107 x 133 cm) Compact table 71 x 40 x 52 in (181 x 100 x 133 cm)

Fig. 13-6. The Lunar DPX Pro™. The newest model in the DPX series of central, pencil-beam, dual energy X-ray absorptiometers. This device is available in both a full-size and compact model. Photograph courtesy of GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI.

Full-size table 598 lb (272 kg) Compact table 550 lb (250 kg)

• Recommended dedicated floor space:

Full-size table 9 x 7 ft (2.7 x 2.1 m) Compact table 7 x 7 ft (2.1 x 2.1m)

• Operating environmental temperature: 65° to 80° F (18° to 27°C)

• Operating environmental relative humidity: 30 to 75%, noncondensing

• X-ray source: 134 kV; 0.75 mA for PA spine, proximal femur, DualFemur™

• X-ray filtration: Constant potential, cerium K-edge filter

• X-ray beam geometry: pencil

• Scan path: rectilinear

• Quality control: Automatic test program

• Operation: IBM-compatible computer, printer

• Accessories provided:

PA spine positioner Proximal femur positioner Aluminum spine phantom

• Options: DualFemur™ with positioner (not available on compact model), total body with body composition (not available on compact model); encapsulated phantom

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