FDA clears Imaging Therapeutics hip bone mineral density system

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Imaging Therapeutics has received marketing clearance from the FDA to market its OsDx hip bone mineral density (BMD) system.

The company said its OsDx Hip BMD is a stand-alone x-ray image-processing software system intended to provide an estimate of BMD of the proximal femur using standard antero-posterior hip or pelvis radiographic images. The information may be used by physicians in the assessment of osteoporosis.

The technology permits BMD testing to be performed using any conventional x-ray system, according to the Redwood City, Calif.-based Imaging Therapeutics.