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accuDEXA Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
accuDEXA Bone Mineral Density (BMD)


Product Code: ACCUDEXA

This product has been discontinued. For a comparable product, click here for the accuDEXA2 Bone Mineral Density Assessment System.

The accuDEXA Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Assessment System provides a quick, convenient and economical measure for determining a patient's fracture risk. Simply place the patient's hand in the unit, follow a simple set of commands on the view screen, and in 30 seconds you have the results you need.

Features and Benefits
  • Everything you need to quickly and confidently assess your patient's BMD is housed within the unit
  • The simple test can be performed right in your office and does not require the removal of garments or the application of messy gels or creams
  • Results are achieved utilizing super-accurate Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), the industry standard for BMD
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of technology does the accuDEXA use?
The accuDEXA utilizes dual-energy X-ray absorbtiometry (DEXA), the standard in bone densitometry, to assess the bone mineral density (BMD) of the middle phalange of the third finger.

2. Who is qualified to operate an accuDEXA?
All MDs and radiation technologists can operate the accuDEXA. In many states, nurse practitioners and other properly trained individuals can operate the device as well.

3. What is the precision and accuracy of the test?
The precision in clinical subjects is within 1%. The accuracy error (SEE=1.8%) is lower than other peripheral and axial techniques.

4. Does finger BMD predict fracture?
There is clear evidence showing that the finger BMD helps predict generalized fracture as well as other peripheral and axial techniques.

5. How long does an accudexa exam take?
An entire accuDEXA exam takes less than 2 minutes. Scan time is less than 10 seconds.

Technology Comparison

Bone Mineral Density Assessment Technologies: A Comparison

When compared to other methods of BMD† assessment, the benefits of accuDEXA are clearly evident. As this chart demonstrates, accuDEXA helps the physician make an easier diagnosis of low bone mineral density.

Accuracy error-BMC
Radiation (µSv)
Estimated Exam Time
hip DXA
1 - 2%*
4 - 8%*
0.6 - 5.9
15 min
spine DXA
4 - 8%*
15 min
forearm DXA
4.3 - 5.2%**
7 min
3 min
2 min
* Grant et al. Radiological Diagnosis of Osteoporosis; Endocrine Radiology, Vol. 31, No.5, 1993.
** Hagiwara, S. et al. Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Forearm Software: Accuracy and Intermachine Relationship; JBMR, Vol. 9, No. 9, 1994.
*** Manufacturer's literature

† BMD represents an index of bone mineral density


Of course the best return on investment for a practicing doctor is the peace of mind that he has knowing that if any of his patients are suffering bone density loss he has an early detection method. And since the accuDEXA is so easy to use and radiates the patients with less radiation than an afternoon at the beach patients of all ages can be safely tested.

In the practical world of accounting the return on investing is easy to calculate. The accuDEXA cost $11,800 new and can be leased for about $358.00 a month for 36 months.

On annual basis the lease payments would be $4,296 a year (Plus you could add a service contract for $850 a year) and if you tested 5 (260 a year) patients a week with a reimbursement rate of $40.00 your annual income would be $10,400 – an annual return of 1000%!

Materials Included
  • 1.15 acquisition software
  • Self diagnostic software
  • Phoenix digital sensor
  • Finger phantom for accuracy testing
  • Size: 14 x 15 x 14 in (35.56 x 38.1 x 35.56 cm)
  • Window Clearance: 6 x 4.5 in (15.24 x 11.43 cm)
Technical Specifications
  • Receptor Size: 2 x 1.75 in (5.08 x 4.445 cm)
  • Reference Axis to Receptor Angle: 90°
  • Source To Finger Distance: 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • Focal Spot to Target Distance: 10.4 in (26.42 cm)
  • Focal Spot to Skin Distance: 9.75 ± 0.2 in (24.77 ± 0.5 cm)
  • BMD Precision: 0.8 mR per hour at 1 meter distance
  • Effective X-ray Dose: 3E-04 uSv per scan
  • Scatter Radiation: 6.1 mR per hour at 1 meter distance
  • Calibration: Automatic, no user intervention required
  • Scan Time: Less than 1 minute
  • Printer: See Appendix E in the User Guide for a list of compatible printers.
Warranty Information
  • 1-year warranty included
  • Additional 1-year warranty can be purchased
Operator's Manual

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