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GE Achilles EXPII Portable Bone Densitometer

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GE Healthcare offers Achilles EXPII – a quick, convenient and affordable product for initial assessment of osteoporosis and fracture risk.

Based on the Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) technology, Achilles EXPII helps you protect the vitality of your patients by making accurate fracture risk assessment both comfortable and convenient.

Achilles EXPII can be used as an effective initial Osteoporosis assessment tool before proceeding for a DXA scan. The exam is quick and comfortable for your patients, and its user-friendly design makes it easy for your staff to operate, with no formal certification required.



* Proven in 11 prospective clinical studies20
* High negative predictive value
* Dynamic signal-strength compensation allows measurement over a wide range of bone densities
* Bi-directional measurement helps ensure a consistent reading
* Controlled measurement of site temperature for greater accuracy than other QUS systems
* Results expressed as Stiffness Index – a composite of Speed of Sound (SOS) and Broadband Ultrasound Attenuation (BUA) – which compensates for the effect of heel width and temperature


* No messy gels
* Warm, water-filled membranes hug the heel
* Built-in leg support
* Large, easy-to-read color display tilts towards the patient
* No ionizing radiation
* Quick exam – just a few minutes from shoe off to shoe on


* No special rooms
* Durable and easily portable
* Light-weight, compact design
* Generates full-sized and full-color reports
* On-board memory stores up to 2,000 patient records – no need to carry a computer
* Customizable measurement workflows allow you to select which patient data to collect and report
* Achilles EXPII can be operated through PC or laptop through OsteReportN (Optional purchase) software

The Achilles EXPII, the latest edition to the family of proven portable GE Achilles ultrasonometers, offers rugged durability, dynamic signal strength, and customizable workflow features Compared to previous generation Achilles units, the EXPII offers:

* Longer lasting membranes (~3,000 - 5,000 scans per set vs. ~200 – 500 scans per set)
* Faster heel scan time (10 seconds vs. 60 seconds in previous model)
* Larger, easy-to-read color display
* External printer support via USB
* External USB data storage capability
* An on-board patient database that holds 2,000 patients.
* Faster internal printer speed ( 15 seconds vs. 60 seconds in previous models)
* Customizable measurement workflow

Achilles OsteoReportN application requires a PC computer with the following minimum requirements:

* PC with 2Ghz CPU or higher
* 512MB of RAM or higher
* 8 Gigabyte of available space on hard drive or higher
* Windows® XP (SP3) 32 bit or Windows 7 64 bit
* Keyboard and Microsoft® Mouse or compatible pointing device
* Super VGA (1024 x 768) or hi-resolution video adapter & monitor
* Windows-compatible color printer capability
* USB 2.0 Port
* USB Cable

Achilles OsteoReport application also requires: An Achilles EXPII running firmware version 1.50 or higher


Scanning site                                                          : Heel
Scanning method                                                    : QUS with SmartDry coupling
Membrane life (# of measurements)                        : ~3000
Membrane color                                                     : White/thicker – not interchangeable with AE & A)
Heel scan time (seconds)                                        : 10
QA test duration (seconds)                                      : 30
Foot positioning                                                      : Graduated foot plate (without toe peg)
Heel coupling method                                              : Alcohol
Precision                                                                : 2% CV
Display                                                                   : 6.5" color LCD VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Touch panel response time                                      : 2X
Touch method                                                        : Stylus or finger
Image                                                                   : No
External printer support                                          : Yes (USB)
Internal printer                                                       : 58 mm thermal
Internal printer speed (seconds)                              : 15
Internal printer report format                                  : 5 selectable report settings
Patient data input fields                                          : 17
Shims/smaller feet                                                : 1 raised shim (Identical to Express)
Water replacement period
– Light use (<10 measurements/day)                      : 4 1/2 months
– Heavy use (>50 measurements/day)                    : 2 weeks
Data storage/internal memory/ # of patients           : 2000
Data storage – External USB                                  : USB 2.0 thumb drive
Weight                                                                : 11.5 kg (25.4 lbs)
Physical dimensions                                              : 275 mm x 305 mm x 550 mm , 11" H x 12" W x 22" D
Measurement workflow                                         : Customizable
Color                                                                   : White over dark gray

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