DEXA is an unique imaging procedure which allows for the calculation and analysis of differential body tissues within a subject, and allows for the collection of bone mineral density data.  DEXA imaging is performed by ARRT registered technologists trained in the rigors of clinical trial imaging and data collection.

Our highly trained technologists QC calibrate the machine before imaging; obtain diverse anthropometric measurements; operate & maintain equipment; provide excellent patient care and prepare the subject prior to scanning; are knowledgeable about clinical trial procedures; perform study imaging; are responsible for study correspondence & communication to study coordinators and study sponsors; are able to analyze data; maintain data integrity, back-up, and transmission; and maintain supplies associated with studies.  Study data is archived permanently on secure, encrypted servers.

Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry machine used to analyze bone mineral density and other measures of body composition.

Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry machine used to analyze bone mineral density and other measures of body composition.

DEXA scans can be used to determine bone mineral density.

DEXA scans can be used to determine bone mineral density.

DEXA body composition scan to determine and display different tissue types.

DEXA body composition scan to determine and display different tissue types.

 

Contact the Body Composition Lab Coordinator for more information concerning DEXA imaging and to set up a clinical trial using this machine.

Body Composition Lab Coordinator:

Sara Long, RT(R)(BD)(ARRT)

Sara_Long@med.unc.edu

Lab Location

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