Bone Density Testing

Quantiative Computed Tomography, or QCT, allows determination of bone density from CT images. With Mindways' FDA-cleared CliniQCT and QCT Pro product lines, you can add hip and spine bone density testing to your existing CT scanner.

How It Works:

  • Physician provides referral for QCT bone density
  • Perform low-dose CT scan, or obtain existing abdomen or pelvis CT scan from PACS
  • Transfer images to a workstation with Mindways' software
  • Analyze spine and/or hip
  • Send report to radiologist for review
  • The low overhead and up-front costs of a software-based product combined with insurance reimbursement allow financial viability even with low patient loads. The CTXA-Hip module provides DXA-equivalent hip BMD measurement, while 3D Volumetric Spine allows determination of trabecular bone density.


    Mindways produces systems based on two core products, CliniQCT and QCT Pro. The technical difference between the systems is calibration: CliniQCT is calibrated by a single monthly phantom scan, while QCT Pro uses a phantom placed underneath the patient during the scan. In many cases, CliniQCT's simplicity, ease of use and compatiblity with many types of abdomen and pelvis CT scans make it the preferred choice. Choose a product to learn more:

    For researchers, our Bone Investigational Toolkit (BIT) combines either calibration system with investigational tools to expand capability far beyond traditional bone density. See how Mindways supports Research or learn more about BIT.