The decision to acquire a bone densitometer is definitely an excellent, timely choice. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures as of current statistics. A bone density machine can be a helpful piece of equipment when addressing these cases which are becoming more and more frequent.
So how do you know which type of bone densitometer to buy? Pencil beam or fan beam or narrow-angle fan beam? Deciding which type to buy can be tricky if you do not know what each has to offer (and not).
A pencil beam DXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is capable of giving you very clear high-quality images. While the precision is high, the speed may not be so. Pencil beams may not be as fast as fan beams. Instead, the pencil beam scans take a bit longer as only a single x-ray is used. On the other hand, fan beam can make up for the image distortion with shorter scan times. Narrow-angle fan beam, on the other hand, has been designed to make up for both. Providing the image quality of pencil beam combined with the speed of fan beam.
When it all comes down to the need and the budget, overinvesting will make it harder to recover the cost. While underinvesting will make it impossible to serve the needs of all your patients. That is where you might need expert advice.
If you do not expect high patient traffic, a pencil beam DXA will be completely sufficient in your case. Providing the high image quality while serving all your patients as well. If not, you may need to look into fan beam or narrow-angle fan beam which may call for a higher budget.
Amber Diagnostics is the place to call for the best deals on a Used Bone Density Machine. With a wide range of options to choose from, get all the advice you need on making the right choice of equipment from Amber Diagnostics. Call now!