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Why GE Lunar iDXA Bone Densitometer?

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 12, 2013 11:04:00 AM

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GE iDXAWhen you stand in front of a GE Lunar iDXA bone densitometer it’s like beholding something George
Jetson might own. The sleek lines and curves are more evocative of a concept car than a bone density machine. It is the best that GE has to offer and, on top of its futuristic looks, it provides a high degree of precision when measuring bone mineral content, fat, and lean mass.


Unique features and improvements that set iDXA apart:

  • Direct-Digital HD Detector with staggered array provides the sharpest image quality
  • Body Composition software not only measures the quantity of body fat but also its distribution
  • Pediatric Application measures lean mass, fat mass, and bone to monitor growth and development in children and can compare against gender-specific reference populations
  • Digital Vertebral Assessment (DVA) includes digital subtraction for removing soft tissue artifacts and features single and dual-energy images with one acquisition
  • Morphometry Wizard automatically labels deformations
  • Clearview Filter enhances images by reducing soft tissue noise and improving bone edge detail
  • ScanCheck alerts technician of improper positioning, unusual anatomy, high density areas and artifacts, and provides suggestions for correction
  • Composer Physician Report provides clear, concise reports for patients, physicians, or referring colleagues


As you might suspect, a machine with these advanced capabilities comes with a similarly advanced price tag. A brand-new iDXA unit from GE can sell for 100-150k (installed, with a warranty) depending on the options that are enabled. Purchasing a used or refurbished iDXA can be an effective way to make this technology more obtainable.

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Written by Jason Block

author of blog post

Jason Block is the Product Manager for Women’s Health Equipment at Block Imaging. Along with coaching and participating in sports and fitness, Jason loves to help, challenge, and empower people as they make decisions about their medical imaging equipment.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, DEXA, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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