Hologic introduces QDR 4000 scanner

Bone densitometry firm Hologic (Hall A, #3447) will be breathing easier at its RSNA booth since the Health Care Financing Administration last month published revised Medicare reimbursement rates that correct misprinted figures released earlier this year.

Bone densitometry firm Hologic (Hall A, #3447) will be breathing easier at its RSNA booth since the Health Care Financing Administration last month published revised Medicare reimbursement rates that correct misprinted figures released earlier this year. The misprinted numbers would have sharply reduced Medicare payments for axial bone densitometry and caused many providers to postpone purchases of axial scanners over the summer (SCAN 11/12/97).

On the new product front, the Waltham, MA, company will debut QDR 4000, the newest member of its QDR family of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scanners. QDR 4000 is designed to offer the functionality of a full-featured DEXA scanner in a compact and low-cost package, according to Wade Fox, director of marketing.

Hologic will also feature Sahara, a waterless ultrasound densitometer that is awaiting final FDA clearance.