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Alara Metriscan Bone Densitometer

Part Number: Alara MetriScan
Service Manufactures by : Alara 

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Alara Metriscan Bone Densitometer (BMD) Bone Density Machine

 

  • Excellent Condition

  • 90 Day Warranty

  • Measures BMD using RA on three middle fingers

MetriScan lets the primary care physician screen patients' bone mineral density (BMD) during a routine office exam. This type of test typically requires a visit to the hospital imaging center for a Central DEXA examination. 

Physicians now have a front line diagnostic tool that will help them identify patients who may have low BMD and be at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Using a one minute procedure that scans the patient's hand, physicians can assess osteoporosis risk. This is critically important today, as osteoporosis was recently determined to be significantly underdiagnosed

Specifications:
 
 

MetriScan uses radiographic absorptiometry (RA) to estimate relative phalangeal bone density of the three middle fingers. With RA a high resolution radiographic image of a patient's phalanges is taken. A computerized analysis is made comparing the intensity of the image with a reference wedge embedded under the hand plate.

Validation
This method was validated in one of the largest epidemiological studies in the bone density field*. Phalangeal bone density testing was performed on 3481 women, who were then followed for sixteen years. The study concluded that phalageal bone densitometry is a significant predictor of future hip fractures. 

Features
• 0.3 second scan time
• Radiation dose is less than 5% of a dental x-ray
• Precision error = 1.1%
• Automatic calibration check
• Small footprint:  16" x 16" x 16"

  • Weight  42 lbs  
  • Dimensions  16" x 16" x 16"
  • Precision Error 1.1% CV (in vivo)
  • Patient x-ray dose  0.001 mrem (effective dose equivalent)
  • Mains voltage 100 - 240 vac
  • Mains frequency   50 - 60 Hz
  • Printer  HP, as specified by Alara



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