An imaging test that measures bone density (the amount of bone mineral contained in a certain volume of bone) by passing x-rays with two different energy levels through the bone. It is used to diagnose osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass and density). Also called bone mineral density scan (BMD), dual energy x-ray absorptiometric scan, dual x-ray absorptiometry, and DXA.
Forms a complete shielded envelope to the room. The shielding usually extends to the full structural height of the room.
A 1.5 leaf door set is usually used for patient entrance. This allows the passage of the patient trolley.
A single door set is required as passage from the scanner room to the control room.
Shielded frame and lead glass window enables the operator to see procedures from the control room.