GE launches mobile bone mineral density testing system

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CHICAGO, Nov. 28—GE Healthcare launched a new mobile system for bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition testing at the 93rd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

GE said this system is its first offering of its fan-beam x-ray bone densitometer technology in a mobile van using dual-energy x-ray absorbtiometry (DEXA) scanning to measure and calculate bone, fat and muscle mass.

DEXA scans are considered the gold standard for physicians to detect and diagnose skeletal diseases, including osteoporosis, as well as to perform vertebral imaging, according to GE’s citation of the National Institutes of Health consensus statement.