Ultrasound bone densitometers Achilles

• Manufacturer: GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI

Ultrasound

Transmitted through bone Wet

• Skeletal application(s): Calcaneus

SOS (m/s) BUA (db/MHz) Stiffness Index

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

• Operating environmental temperature: 59° to 95° F (15° to 35°C)

• Operating environmental relative humidity: 20 to 80%

• Operation: Self-contained LCD touch screen, thermal printer, 50-measurement memory, built-in carrying handle

Fig. 13-22. The Lunar Achilles+™. A peripheral quantitative ultrasound device used to measure the calcaneus, shown here in use. Photograph courtesy of GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI.

• Accessories provided:

Water-soluble ultrasonic gel Premeasured surfactant

• Options: Laptop computer, external printer

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