Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer

• Manufacturer: Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA

Ultrasound

Transmitted through bone Dry

• Skeletal application(s): Calcaneus

• Scan time: Less than 10 seconds

Estimated BMD (g/cm2)

QUI obtained from BUA and SOS

T-score and z-score

• Environmental operating temperature: 60° to 100° F (15° to 37.7°C)

• Environmental operating relative humidity: 20 to 80% noncondensing

• Quality control: Daily, with supplied quality control phantom

• Operation: Embedded microprocessor. Data and command input from touch pad on unit. Built-in strip printer.

• Accessories provided:

Quality control phantom Sahara coupling gel Alcohol wipes Patient report forms Operator training video

Fig. 13-31. The Hologic Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer®. A peripheral quantitative ultrasound device used to measure the calcaneus. Photograph courtesy of Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA.
Fig. 13-32. The Hologic Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer®. A peripheral quantitative ultrasound device used to measure the calcaneus shown here in use. Photograph courtesy of Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA.

Carrying case AC power cable Spare Battery

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