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Price Guide for Bone Densitometers

Price Guide for Bone Densitometers

What’s a Bone Densitometer?
A bone densitometer is a medical equipment, based on the common x-ray technology, used to get a picture of the bones. The main reason for doing so, is to diagnose osteopenia or osteoporosis, in which the bone’s mineral and density are lowered, and the risk of fractures therefore increased. To examin the bones for such diseases, the patient is commonly asked to lay on the back, while pictures of the lumbar spine and hips are obtained. (more…)

Pros and Cons for X-Ray Systems

X-Ray systems : Good or bad?

Approximately 7 out of 10 people is subject to an examination involving x-rays every year, in either dental- or medical clinics. But how does it work, and what are the risks.

Function:
In a diagnostic matter, x-rays are performed by positioning a part of the body between a focused beam of x-rays, shooting out photons, and a plate containing film. The greater the density of the material that the x-rays pass through, the more rays are absorbed, and a black/white picture is created based on the diversity of the human substances. For an instance, bones and teeth are made up of very dense matter, and cannot be penetrated by photons, so that area will be completely white on a xray picture. (more…)

Who should buy Open MRIs?

Who should buy Open MRI Scanners?

The open MRI Scanners, such as the Hitachi Airis, GE Ovation and Siemens Mangetom C is not only different in design, but contains a set of benefits separating them from the Closed, and the Wide-Bore MRI Scanner.

Magnetic Properties
The typical open MRI have 2 flat magnets, positioned over and under the patient, with a large gap between them for the patient to be situated during the scan. The magnets are typically either permanent magnets, or resistive electromagnets (more…)