Sectra Osteoporosis Package IDS5 Workstation Clinical Application

• Manufacturer: Sectra Pronosco, Herlev, Denmark

• Technique: Computerized radiogrammetry utilizing a standard digitized X-ray image of the hand as part of an integrated PACS workstation

• Skeletal application(s): Metacarpals of the index, long, and ring fingers

BMD estimate (g/cm2) Metacarpal index T-score, z-score

Graphical representation of the T- and z-score Graphical representation of the Metacarpal Index

• Patient Scan time: Not applicable

• Analysis time: 5 seconds

• Radiation exposure: 1 ^Sv limited to the hand during plain film acquisition

• Operation: Data from a hand image is analyzed and stored in a PACS system. The hand image data file is opened for viewing on the IDS5 workstation. The radiogrammetry analysis is begun with a mouse click and complete in approximately 5 seconds. The report can then be printed. The system is equipped with an internet update feature for reference databases and DICOM modality on-line support.

Fig. 13-1. Sectra Osteoporosis Package™ IDS5™ Workstation Clinical Application. The analysis is performed as part of an integrated PACS workstation. Photograph courtesy of Sectra Pronosco, Denmark.
Fig. 13-2. The CompuMed Automated Osteogram® Analysis System. The system consists of the computer, monitor, mouse, flatbed scanner, and analysis software to perform computer-assisted radiographic absorptiometry of the phalanges, as shown here. Photograph courtesy of CompuMed Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
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