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Accurate fracture risk assessment, comfortable for your patients and convenient for operators
Achilles* bone ultrasonometer helps you protect the vitality of your patients by
making accurate fracture risk assessment both comfortable and convenient.
Achilles osteoporotic fracture risk assessment is as discriminating as DXA at the hip
and spine. 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.
Protect her vitality.
fracture risk assessment as discriminating as DXA at the hip and spine
osteoporotic fracture risk assessment provided by Achilles closely matches
prevalence as defined by central DXA. Its high negative predictive value—97
percent for 50- to 59-year-old Caucasian women—makes Achilles especially useful
for discriminating between those not at risk for fracture and those in need of
further evaluation by central DXA.
A quick and
assessments take just a few minutes. Your patients sit comfortably during the
pain-free exam—no messy gels required. Moreover, the unit emits no ionizing
Efficient customizable workflow
units are portable and affordable. When combined with the quick exam time,
these features help enable you to reach more patients. Furthermore, the
user-friendly Achilles requires no special room and no formal operator certification. Results are concise and easy for staff to interpret.
Warm, water-filled membrane hugs the heel. A large easy-to-read color display tilts back and forth.
EXPII provides accurate fracture risk assessment that is comfortable for your patients and convenient for operators.
Download the Achilles EXPII Spec Sheet (PDF).
The osteoporotic fracture risk assessment provided by Achilles closely
matches the prevalence as defined by central DXA (see chart).1 Yet it’s fast and affordable. Its high negative
predictive value—97 percent for 50- to 59-year-old Caucasian women—makes
Achilles especially useful for discriminating between those not at risk for fracture
and those in need of further evaluation by central DXA.
Among these ultrasonometers, Achilles most closely matches DXA findings based on the percentage of 60-year old women determined to have osteoporosis, as defined by a DXA T-score less than -2.5 at the femoral neck.1
GE’s healthymagination innovations are validated based on the proven level of contribution towards GE’s healthymagination goals of enabling 15% reductions in cost and 15% improvements in access and quality of healthcare. Innovations to be validated are submitted, along with supporting technical documentation, to Oxford Analytica whose independent network of scholar experts uses a predefined scoring system to assess the strength of the evidence supporting the innovation’s claims.
Achilles has been awarded healthymagination validation by external independent experts Oxford Analytica on cost, access and quality.
Download the Oxford Analytica Announcement (PDF).
Download the Achilles healthymagination fact sheet (PDF).
Osteoporosis Medical Minute PSA: Learn about osteoporosis in this minute-long public service announcement.
Health Heroes on Osteoporosis: See how bone densitometry helps you assess and improve your patients’ bone health.
Carrying Case for the highest level of protection of the Achilles
Case for the protection of the Achilles. Usually sold with the Travel Cart
sold with the Soft-sided Carrying Case
GE Healthcare Reimbursement Advocacy
GE Healthcare advocates for the timely patient access to medically appropriate, high quality
imaging services, provided by knowledgeable and skilled providers of care. We recognize the significant
impact that reimbursement policies can have on you and your practice and strive to provide accurate and
reliable information to help you navigate the reimbursement process.
Visit GE Healthcare’s Reimbursement
Information to access advocacy information, Medicare comment letters, Customer Advisories and
Reimbursement Information for Bone Mineral Density
Understand how Medicare and other insurance coding and coverage work for fracture-risk
Download the Reimbursement Brochure
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