III. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)/
Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Imaging
- A DEXA scanner uses low-level x-rays to measure bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine, hip, and/or forearm, typically for the diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis.
- A DEXA scanner can measure whole-body tissue composition.
B. Facilities, Technical Capabilities & Limitations
- In Radiology, there is one DEXA scanner available for human research.
- The scanner produces high-quality digital images.
- Images are viewable and archived on the Enterprise-wide McKesson PACS; CDs/DVDs can be created as needed.
- Radiology reports are viewable through SCM/AEHR and can be printed as needed.
Table Weight Limit (Kg)
Hologic Discovery A
C. Hours of Operation
- Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
- Other days/times by arrangement.
D. Personnel Resources
- American Board of Radiology and/or American Board of Nuclear Medicine-certified, subspecialized Radiology Physicians (MDs).
- American Board of Radiology-certified Medical Physicist (PhD).
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)-certified Radiology Technologists with subspecialty certification in Bone Densitometry.
- Please discuss project and all applicable costs with Radiology Senior Research Coordinator prior to IRB and/or grant submission or renewal.
- Radiology costs include the technologist’s time to prepare and image the patient/human research subject according to protocol, process the image data, and archive the images to a CD/DVD if required by the investigator or study sponsor.
- Supply costs might be incurred, e.g., CDs/DVDs.
- Professional services by radiology physicians and/or medical physicists are negotiable.