Hologic DXA

The Horizon DXA system is the latest in densitometry technology, but the dual energy X-ray does more than just measure bone density. The Horizon DXA system has features for a complete fracture risk assessment and more.


Single energy femur exam:
Manage patients’ concerns about long-term bisphosphonate use with the 15-second single energy femur scan that allows visualization of potential incomplete atypical femur fractures.

Vertebral fracture assessment:
The HD Instant Vertebral Fracture™ assessment dramatically improves the detection of vertebral fractures by doubling the resolution of previously available techniques with a low dose, single-energy image.1

Abdominal aortic calcification:
The HD Instant Vertebral Fracture assessment also allows you to visualize calcified plaque in the abdominal aorta, which may be a significant indicator of heart disease and stroke.2-4Exclusive to Hologic, this feature provides vital information that may link coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death for women.

Advanced Body Composition® assessment:

With InnerCore™ Visceral Fat Assessment, the Advanced Body Composition assessment is a more comprehensive way to measure body composition compared to other methods on the market. It provides you % body fat, total lean mass, bone density, limb comparison for muscle imbalance detection, visceral fat and more. We call it the BodyLogic™ scan.



Powerful images. Clear answers.

Our technology:

  • High-resolution ceramic digital detectors array featuring ultra fast, high output, low noise ceramic detectors that provide better bone mapping and images.
  • High frequency dual energy X-ray source that is smaller and lighter than previous generations.
  • Dynamic Calibration™ system, delivering real-time pixel-by-pixel calibration through bone and tissue equivalents for greater long-term measurement stability.
  • OnePass™ single-sweep scanning designed to eliminate beam overlap errors and image distortion found in rectilinear acquisition techniques that delivers superb image quality5 and precision.