PDEXA

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

• Skeletal application(s): Forearm

• Scan time: Less than 5 minutes

Fig. 13-18. The Norland pDEXA®. A peripheral dual energy X-ray absorptiometer used to measure bone density in the forearm. Photograph courtesy of Norland, a CooperSurgical Company, Ft. Atkinson, WI.

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

• Radiation dose: Less than 1.5 mrem at high speed

• Dimensions: 20.5 x 17 x 16.7 in (52 x 43 x 42.5 cm)

• Environmental operating temperature: 60° to 82° F (15° to 28°C)

• Environmental operating relative humidity: up to 80%, noncondensing

• Detectors: Two solid state

• Quality control: Automatic with manufacturer supplied calibration standard and quality control phantom

• Operation: IBM-compatible laptop computer with Windows operating system, HP DeskJet printer and mouse.

• Options: IBM-compatible desktop computer with Windows operating system, 15-in SVGA monitor, 15-in flat-panel display, 17-in SVGA monitor, HP DeskJet

Fig. 13-19. The Lunar PIXI®. A peripheral dual energy X-ray absorptiometer shown here in the configuration used to measure bone density in the calcaneus. The device can be reconfigured and used to measure bone density in the forearm. Photograph courtesy of GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI.

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