GE Lunar PRODIGY Advance

Instrument Details

GE Lunar PRODIGY Advance


Anthropometry objective

Whole body DEXA scan

29th October 2021

Richard Powell, MRC Epidemiology Unit

The Lunar PRODIGY Advance is a GE healthcare DEXA system which can be used for whole body scans. GE healthcare DEXA systems uses a K-edge filter that absorbs the X-rays in the middle energy range creating two low energy X-rays and classes the Lunar iDEXA as a narrow-angle fan beam. It measures the attenuation of the two X-rays as they pass through body tissues. Different tissues absorb these x rays in different manners and it therefore distinguishes bone mass from soft tissue and within the soft tissue fat mass and lean mass. The manufactures enCORE software provide estimates of fat, bone mineral content and lean mass in the total body and in specifically defined regions. The enCORE corescan software feature can produce estimates of visceral adipose tissue (mass and volume) within the android region. The measurement field is 197.5 cm x 60 cm for whole body scans with a maximum patient weight 159 kg and a exposure of 0.4 - 0.8 µGy.

Instrument Characteristics
classification  -> Body composition
aquisition  -> Lab based (e.g. MRI)
staff  -> Acquisition
staff  -> Processing
duration  -> 15-30 minutes
Instrument Estimates
Height / length
Weight / mass
Body shape or size
Fat mass
Visceral adipose tissue
Subcutaneous adipose tissue
Fat-free mass
Lean soft tissue
Bone mineral content
Bone mineral density
Whole body composition
Regional body composition
Body volume
Body density
Instrument Resources
Instrument Validities
Populations Countries Reference Link
Adults United Kingdom