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2017 Bone Densitometry Coding & Reimbursement Guide

2017 Bone Densitometry Coding and Reimbursement Guide

Hologic Bone Densitometry and the Evolution of DXA

Hologic officially opened its doors in 1986 and just a year later, introduced the industry’s first dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system. This paper discusses how Hologic's DXA systems have become the gold standard of bone mineral densitometry.

Horizon DXA System Technical and Clinical Advantages

Hologic first introduced dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in 1987, setting the standard for skeletal health assessment. The innovation continues with the Horizon DXA system – a technologically advanced imaging system that empowers physicians to make more informed diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Technical Considerations in Advanced Clinical Body Composition Evaluation

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) body composition measurements are increasingly utilized in many areas of clinical medicine and research. This white paper discusses how accurate and reliable results and diagnostic information are critical to proper patient management.

Monitoring BMD with DXA: Short- and Long-term Precision

This paper discusses how the ability to monitor patient response to osteoporosis therapy with DXA depends on long-term in vivo precision and expected treatment response to therapy at a particular region.

The Importance of High Resolution for Vertebral Fracture Analysis

This paper discusses how the effectiveness of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) for the diagnosis of vertebral fractures depends largely on image resolution.

Detection of Abdominal Aortic Calcification with IVA

This paper discusses Instant Vertebral Assessment (IVA) as a valuable tool for the quantification of abdominal aortic calcification, an indicator of heart disease and stroke.

Practical and Technical Advantages of DXA Visceral Fat Assessment Compared with Computed Tomography

Recent government health statistics reveal that obesity has exploded to epidemic levels. The management of clinical obesity and its related health risks is a vexing clinical problem. This paper addresses how DXA Fat Mass Index measurements are superior to BMI for obesity classification.

Practical Considerations When Replacing a DXA System

As legacy DXA systems become obsolete and new diagnostic protocols are introduced, data compatibility and migration issues arise, impacting continuity of care. This paper addresses practical considerations for upgrading DXA systems that will help clinicians properly migrate data and calibrate equipment, so that patient care is uninterrupted.