DXA Scan Equipment, Facility and Staff


The Washington Institute of Sports Medicine utilizes The Hologic State-Of-The-Art Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Scanner.

X-Ray facility and equipment hold a Densitometer X-Ray License with Washington State Department of Health.

• HOLOGIC QDR Series DISCOVERY-W System with Advanced Body Composition Assessment Module & Sub Region Analysis serial# 85565

• APEX software operating system

• NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) reference data set

• 128 digital DXA detectors (the same imaging technology and geometry as State-Of-The-Art Computed Tomography (CT) Systems) yielding superior imaging quality

• The Discovery-W System performs continuous automatic calibration, ensuring precise repeatable measurement exam to exam results

• HOLOGIC states that the effective radiation dose on the HOLOGIC DISCOVERY A whole body scan to patient is <0.5 mRem
(1 mRem = approximately 1 day of natural background radiation exposure). This extremely low dose radiation exposure is also equivalent to background radiation exposure related to that of a long airplane flight.

All X-Ray staff have related credentials and degrees and are medically licensed or registered X-Ray technicians with the Washington State Department of Health.