GE Lunar Software
GE Lunar - Software Features
Software features designed to enhance clinical assessments and boost productivity. Features are listed below in alphabetical order.
Complete List of enCORE Features
AFF – Atypical Femur Fracture
Femur fractures can occur in the subtrochanteric or diaphyseal regions of the femur and may be associated with long term bisphosphonate use. Atypical Femur Fracture (AFF) software uses Femur images to visualize focal reaction or thickening along the lateral cortex of the femoral shaft which may be accompaniedby a transverse radiolucent line. This software provides measurements of the lateral and medial cortex width along the femoral shaft which can be displayed and trended across serial scans. Using these quantitative measures, this software also provides detection of areas of focal thickening of the lateral cortex (beaking index).
AHA - Advanced Hip Assessment (Hip Axis Length)
Provides a measurement of hip axis length (HAL) and a mean value of HAL for Caucasian and Asian females on femur images. It also calculates hip geometry values used to evaluate the structural properties of the hip.
Provides an estimate of bone mineral density for the lumbar spine.
Body Composition – Advanced
This software option offers several features that help with visualizing and reporting body composition data. One of the features is color coding of the image designed to clearly show bone, lean tissue and fat tissue. Also available is the trending of data and key indices such as RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate), RSMI (Relative Skeletal Muscle Index).
Body Composition – Basic
Provides a breakdown of the bone, lean tissue and fat tissue across different regions of the total body. Reference databases including NHANES are available which incorporate several additional body composition indices as well as a large reference populationagainst which you can compare key body composition values.
FRAX 10-Year Fracture Risk provides an estimate of 10-year probability of hip fracture and 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, forearm, hip, or shoulder fracture) for men and post-menopausal women ages 40-90 years. The FRAX model is endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Composer reports contain physician-generated assessments and recommendations based on data from the densitometer and the patient’s demographics, which can assist the physician in sending scan results to the patient and the patient’s referring physician. Composer reports can be customized to facilitate communication.
Corescan – Visceral Adipose Tissue Assessment
Complete DICOM package with store, worklist, and printing capabilities. Send patient and physician’s reports, or separate bone images to PACS and/or RIS/HIS/CIS.
Dual-energy Vertebral Assessment - DVA
Femur / Dualfemur
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.
Forearm / Non-Seated Forearm
Measurement and analysis provides an estimate of bone mineral density for the distal forearm with easy and optional patient positioning at the edge of the table top or lying flat on the tabletop.
Provides measurement and analysis for an estimate of hand bone mineral density.
The densitometer receives and transmits HL7 information, including importing patient demographics and exporting patient exam results. This solution for electronic medical records closes the loop, completing the integration of the densitometer with existing electronic medical records.
Multi-User Database (1-3) / (1-40)
Allows multiple workstations to access DXA scan files simultaneously. This permits multiple GE bone densitometers to acquire and save scan files to a common database and allows remote analysis and reporting via a network.
Allows for both the AP Spine and DualFemur exams in a single acquisition. This eliminates patient repositioning and increases patient throughput.
Allows user to set up multiple measurements in one exam. This eliminates keystrokes and improves throughput when measuring multiple sites on each patient.
Orthopedic Hip measurement and analysis provides an estimate of the bone mineral density around femur implants.
Orthopedic Knee measurement and analysis provides an estimate of the bone mineral density around knee implants pre and post surgery.
Allows measurement of BMD and softtissue for assessment in children with growth disorders, metabolic diseases, and cachexic disorders, among other conditions. The pediatric software option measures bone mineral content (BMC), bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition (lean body mass and fat mass) in patients from birth to 20 years of age. A comparison is available to reference values for patients 5-19 years of age.
Practice Management Tools
Like an EMR for DXA with tools to query your patient records & automatically generate patient recall letters, obtain statistics, and perform statistical analyses on your patient population.
10-second imaging for a rapid assessment of spine and femur skeletal health.
Sarcopenia is a gradual loss of muscle mass and strength associated with aging and is a factor in the occurrence of frailty, falls, and fractures. The Sarcopenia software feature extends the total body user interface so a user can input muscle strength and physical performance data along with DXA Appendicular Lean Mass (ALM).
Provides a checklist of potential measurement and/or analysis errors.
Exclusive to GE Lunar, Smartscan identifies bone regions after each transverse sweep to determine where to begin exposing the patient on the subsequent sweep. In real time, SmartScan reduces scan time and the dose to the patient.
Small Animal Body
For investigational use on laboratory animals to measure Bone Mineral Content (BMC) and Tissue quantitation (fat and lean) results.
Spine Geometry (iDXA only)
Provides analysis of x-ray image to identify and measure Cobb angles.
SQL Server Database
SQL Server database format is more robust and can handle larger databases than traditional formats based on Microsoft Access.
Review DXA results from remote locations. Send paperless patient and physician’s reports via fax or e-mail directly from the DXA workstation.
Total Body BMD
Provides overall skeletal assessment at a fraction of the dose of other scan sites.