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About the GE Lunar iDXA DEXA Bone Densitometer

Medco Blue can quote your health facility with a refurbished or used GE Lunar iDXA DEXA bone densitometer, including installation, calibration, applications training, and service. Below you will find general information and specs related to the GE Lunar iDXA DEXA. We look forward to the opportunity to quote you this bone densitometer. Contact us at 216-600-0801 and today.


Product Description:

The GE Lunar iDXA DEXA was designed to provide you with clinical confidence, reliability, and productivity for bone health and body composition across all body types, with research-grade image resolution and clarity with exacting precision. The Lunar iDXA comes included with automated features that make operation intuitive,  integrated world-class support, and innovative technology. Whether you’re assessing metabolic health, fracture risk, bone density, pediatric development or sarcopenia Lunar iDXA gives you a clear glimpse inside the body.


  • Clarity
  • Crisp, high resolution images and precise measurements to help you diagnose with confidence. Assessment is made easy with Lunar iDXA system's extra-crisp images. Lunar iDXA offers the latest generation of DXA technology from GE Healthcare. Its vertebral assessment is comparable to radiographs in identifying and classifying deformities concerning etiology, grade, and shape, while using a lower dose of radiation.
  • Precision
  • Lunar iDXA's detector technology enables an extremely precise measurement of the bone, allowing you to track changes that had previously been too minor to detect. You can better manage treatment plans, which promotes better patient compliance.
  • Technology
  • Lunar iDXA helps with exceptional precision, due to its direct-to-digital detector plus staggered array and narrow-angle fan beam technology with Multi-View Image Reconstruction (MVIR). This corrects magnification error that is observed with competitive wide-angle fan beam systems.
  • Versatility
  • Lunar iDXA is equipped with a wide range of clinical applications with the enCORE software platform that helps you leverage the best of the DXA technology for research projects in bone health or study body composition, i.e. fat and lean mass distribution and trending for metabolic health applications.

Applications and Features:

  • BMD: Measures the bone mineral density of a preferred skeletal site that can be compared to an adult reference population at the sole discretion of the physician. Generates a reference chart with Z-score and T-score.
  • AP Spine: Provides an estimate of bone mineral density for the lumbar spine.
  • Femur/ Dual Femur: Measures both single femur or both the femurs in one scan, helping you assess the weakest femur through measuring bone mineral density for the proximal femur.
  • Color Mapping/ Color Coding: Color Mapping can be used to set thresholds on fat %, while color coding can be used to code bone, lean tissue and fat tissue.
  • LVA: Morphometry & Spine Geometry: LVA Morphometry measurement and analysis provides an x-ray image of the spine for qualitative visual assessment in order to identify vertebral deformations and estimate vertebral heights (morphometry), while LVA and APVA Spine Geometry measure Cobb angles.
  • Dual-energy Vertebral Assessment (DVA): Lateral and anterior views of the spine with soft tissue equalization to identify vertebral deformities. Performs both LVA and APVA in one protocol.
  • Lateral Spine Measurement: Lateral Spine measurement and analysis provides an estimate of bone mineral density for the lumbar spine.
  • Hip Axis Length (HAL): Measurement of the distance along the femoral neck axis, extending from the bone edge at the base of the trochanter to the bone edge at the inner pelvic brim
  • Pediatrics: Pediatric measurement and analysis feature provides BMD, BMC, fat mass, and lean mass for patients from birth to 20 years old.
  • Atypical Femur Fracture (AFF)*: AFF measurement and analysis provides an x-ray image of the entire femur for both qualitative visual assessment and quantitative measures in order to identify areas of focal thickening along the lateral cortex of the femoral shaft.
  • FRAX8: FRAX 10-Year Fracture Risk provides an estimate of 10-year probability of hip fracture and 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture for men and post-menopausal women ages 40-90 years.
  • Hand Measurement: Hand measurement and analysis provides an estimate of the bone mineral density for the hand.
  • Forearm: Measures radius and ulna, providing additional clinical information on BMD for the distal forearm. This measurement can be taken in both sitting or supine position.
  • CoreScan: CoreScan software feature estimates the VAT (Visceral Adipose Tissue) mass and volume within the android region.
  • MirrorImage: The MirrorImage function can be used to estimate the total body composition and bone mineral density (BMD) when regions of the body are outside of the scan window by using scanned data from the corresponding region(s) on the opposite half of the body.
  • One Vision: The OneVision feature allows you to set up multiple measurements in one exam. This eliminates keystrokes and improves throughput for customers that routinely perform multiple measurements on each patient.
  • Trabecular Bone Score (TBS): Provides trabecular bone score based on bone structure assessment of the trabecular region of the bone.
  • Small Animal Body Scan: Small Animal measurement and analysis is for investigational use on laboratory animals or for other tests that do not involve human subjects.
  • Orthopedic Hip Implant: Measure the delicate region around the hip implant and visualizes 19 Gruen zones.
  • Composer: Composer feature provides many pre-generated report formats as well as ability to create custom reports.
  • Quickview: QuickView offers a fast, 10 second spine or femur scan. Measurement and analysis procedures are the same as other scan modes.
  • Metabolic Information: Provides insight on metabolic information such as Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and Relative Skeletal Muscle Index (RSMI) with ability to capture Total Body Water (TBW), Intracellular Water (ICW), & Extracellular Water (ECW).
  • Practice Management: Provides general-purpose business reporting tools to view existing patient population as well as follow- up on next site visit.
  • Custom Reference Population: Physicians can create a custom reference population and use that population for comparison to your patients’ results.
  • OneScan: OneScan performs an AP Spine and Dual Femur exam without repositioning between scans.
  • Multi-user Database Access: Allows up to 40 remote computers to be connected with a common patient database allowing multiple users to access and analysis patient data.
  • Body Composition - Total/Regional: Performs total body scan to measure bone mass, lean mass and fat mass. Also measures regional and whole body bone mineral density (BMD), lean and fat tissue mass.
  • Orthopedic Knee: Orthopedic Knee measurement and analysis provides an estimate of the bone mineral density around knee implants pre and post-surgery.
  • Pient BMD Trending: Monitoring tool to view changes in a patient’s BMD over time. To view trending results, all of the trended measurements must be from the same site.
  • ScanCheck: ScanCheck assists the user in detecting Spine, Femur, Forearm and Total Body abnormalities.
  • Sarcopenia*: Sarcopenia software calculates values based on published definitions and thresholds using measured appendicular lean mass in combination with patient demographics and entered values of muscle strength and physical performance.
  • Narrow Fan Beam Scan: Patented narrow fan beam technology that combines the best features of pencil beams (no magnification, low dose) with the short scan time of wide fan beams while reducing magnification error inherent to wide-angle fan beam systems.
  • Photon Counting Detector: Dose-efficient photon counting detector technology that simultaneously counts low and high energy X-rays photons resulting in lower dosage to the patient and faster and efficient scans.
  • Lunar iDXA detectors use solid-state crystals (Cadmium Telluride or CdTe) that absorb the X-ray energy and result in the immediate release of electrons from their atoms (i.e. direct conversion). 
  • SmartScanTM: Unique feature exclusive to GE Healthcare bone densitometry systems that identifies bone regions after each transverse sweep to estimate where to begin exposing the patient to X-rays on the subsequent sweep, thereby reducing the scan time and the dose to the patient.
  • K-edge Filter: A unique “K-edge filter” that absorbs the X-rays in the middle energy range and protects the patient against unnecessary exposure.
  • Multi-View Image Reconstruction (MVIR): Using narrow fan beam technology to perform multiple, spaced and transverse sweeps across the site of interest resulting in accurate determination of bone-height above the tabletop, minimization of magnification errors, and thereby providing higher precision and accuracy.
  • Low Scattered Radiation: Due to narrow-fan beam technology, low scatter radiation in comparison to wide-angle fan beam systems.

*Feature only available with enCORE version 17

Technical Specifications:

  • Detector technology
  • CZT-HD Direct-Digital detector (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) in a staggered array
  • Proprietary design
  • Patient weight limit
  • 182 kg (400 lbs)
  • X-ray characteristics
  • Constant potential power supply (100kV) and K-edge filter (Samarium) for simultaneous Dual-energy X-ray beam.
  • Radiation
  • At 1m the operator radiation is at <1mR / hour.
  • External shielding
  • Not Required: X-ray safety requirements may vary upon destination
  • Please inquire with local regulatory authorities. GE Healthcare recommends consulting your local regulatory agency to comply with local ordinances.
  • Footprint (L x W x H)
  • 2.87m x 1.32m x 1.27m (113" x 52" x 50")
  • System weight
  • 353 kg (779 lbs)
  • Power
  • 100-127/200-240 VAC +/-10%, THD<5%*, 750 VAC
  • Power must meet IEEE 519-1992 standards
  • Total harmonic distortion. The Lunar iDXATM scanner will draw 40VA when idle and less than 750VA during a patient scan (100kV / 2.5mA). See Declarations of Immunity and Emissions table for power quality guidance.
  • Temperature/humidity
  • 18 - 27°C (65 - 81 F) 20%-80% non-conditioning
  • Computer workstation
  • Windows XP® Professional Intel processor computer, printer and monitor. Contact GE Healthcare or our local representative for the detailed current configuration and optional hardware.
  • Heat output
  • The Lunar iDXATM scanner will output approximately 150 BTU per hour when idle and 1500 BTU per hour when actively scanning. The Host PC (PC with 17" monitor) will output approximately
  • 400 BTU per hour when powered on.
  • Minimum room size (LxW)
  • 3.25m x 3.20m (10' 8" x 10' 6")
  • Typical Scan Time:
  • DVA: 2min
  • Spine: 30s
  • Femur: 30s
  • DualFemur: 60s
  • Forearm: 20s 
  • Total Body: 4min
  • Typical Scan Exposure:
  • DVA: 329 μGy
  • Spine: 146 μGy
  • Femur: 146 μGy
  • DualFemur: 146 μGy
  • Forearm: 10 μGy
  • Total Body: 3 μGy


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