Overview

Efficiency in DXA body composition analysis 

Your practice demands dependable dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) assessment, and Prodigy delivers with exceptional precision and low-dose radiation. You can depend on Prodigy to provide precise body composition data on soft tissue and bone composition, including bone mineral density (BMD), lean- and fat-tissue mass, and percentage of fat.  At the same time, Prodigy helps streamline your patient care and practice workflow.

Download the Prodigy Brochure (PDF).

Prodigy.

Benefits

Prodigy systems help enhance your patient care and practice workflow with the following benefits:

TRUST

One of the most proven DXA systems

When it comes to DXA technology, you can’t go wrong with Prodigy. Refined over 30 years, with nearly 11,000 units installed in 93 countries, plus hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, you can be assured of Prodigy’s ability to help you care for your patients.

EFFICIENCY

Optimal patient and practice management

Prodigy efficiently provides you with accurate bone mineral density (BMD) and other body composition analyses. Prodigy’s advanced features not only help your DXA scanning process flow with ease, but they also help enable you to manage your patient data and business more effectively. 

Download the Prodigy Brochure (PDF).

Clinician and patient discussion with prodigy

Technology

Prodigy’s benefits are backed by a range of features:

TRUST

Advanced technology to help strengthen clinical confidence

  • Published in hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Installed base of nearly 11,000 units in 93 countries
  • Third generation DXA technology—with over 30 years of innovations since the first bone densitometry FDA clearance in 1980, including:
    • Narrow-angle fan-beam DXA technology with MVIR—that eliminates magnification error
    • Direct-to-digital detector—that improves image quality and lowers dose  compared to competitive systems
    • Exceptional precision

EFFICIENCY

Streamlined DXA workflow with a full suite of automated tools and connectivity options

  • Automated scan and analysis features, including:
    • Supine Forearm: Performs supine-forearm scans without patient repositioning.
    • OneScan: Performs AP Spine and DualFemur exams without requiring patient repositioning between scans
    • Previous Scan Image: Displays the image from an earlier assessment as the new image is acquired
  • Full suite of efficient data-management tools, including:
    • Composer: Customizable, automated reporting to help manage patient care
    • Multi-User Database: Allows multiple workstations to access DXA scan files simultaneously; allows multiple GE bone densitometers to acquire and save scan files to a common database; and allows remote analysis and reporting via network.
    • Batch Output: Expands reporting capability by outputting multiple exams, whether printed or sent to DICOM
    • Database Export: Expands data exporting options to include tab-delimited files (i.e. Excel)
  • Business tools to manage your DXA offering, including:
    • Connectivity tools:  Transmit data where you need it with DICOM (IHE compliant), HL7, SQL Server and TeleDensitometry
    • Practice management tools: Help increase patient awareness and drive physician referrals
    • Remote service support

See additional features in the latest enCORE software. 


REFERENCES: 
1.  Information collected from Hologic’s Discovery™ Series and Explorer™ Technical Specifications Manual, December 2003 and GE Lunar’s Safety Information and Technical Specifications, October 2008. 
2.  S.M. Hunt et al, “Changing Bone Densitometers in Clinical Practice: Effect on Precision Error,” Presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, September 23-27, 2005, Nashville, TN, USA

Specifications

Prodigy Advance offers a full spectrum of metabolic and skeletal health applications.

View scanner dimensions, software features, minimum room dimensions, and other detailed specifications, available in both full- and compact-sizes.   

Download the Prodigy Advance Spec Sheet (PDF).

Dose Comparison

Lower patient dose with GE bone densitometry  

Compared to other x-ray procedures, the radiation dose from DXA assessments is relatively low. DXA technology requires minimal radiation to generate measurements of body composition. However, when compared to other manufacturers of DXA devices, GE Lunar DXA densitometers perform scans at a lower dose1, while still achieving higher precision2. A comparison of the technical specifications shows that Hologic** bone densitometers utilize 4 to 25 times radiation of the Prodigy* Advance.   

The bone densitometer that you use can make a difference. Although the dose of any DXA scan is relatively low, having your patients scanned on the Prodigy bone densitometer helps to minimize the amount of radiation your patients and operators are exposed to over time.    

Learn more about the Prodigy and its dose and precision. Download the Dose Comparison Case Study (PDF).

REFERENCES: 

1.  Information collected from Hologic’s Discovery™ Series and Explorer™ Technical Specifications Manual, December 2003 and GE Lunar’s Safety Information and Technical Specifications, October 2008. 

2.  S.M. Hunt et al, “Changing Bone Densitometers in Clinical Practice: Effect on Precision Error,” Presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, September 23-27, 2005, Nashville, TN, USA


Patient Dose Comparison

Comparison of patient dose using typical modes at most common sites. GE Prodigy and Hologic measurements are in micro-Grays (uGy) to be directly comparable.1


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