Introducing the future of DXA. Hologic turns ideas into innovation. Again.



Hologic’s new Horizon DXA System generates the crisp, clear, high-resolution images you need to accurately assess bone density, fracture risk, body composition, and calcified plaque in the abdominal aorta. All during a single exam. It combines a wealth of advanced, proprietary technologies that work together to give you a precise picture of what’s going on inside a patient’s body. Regardless of size or medical condition. With the Horizon DXA System, you can make informed diagnoses and treatment decisions with confidence. And deliver the extraordinarily powerful care your patients need to keep life in motion.

Clinical Applications

  • Lumbar Spine

  • Hip

  • Dual hip

  • Supine lateral BMD*

  • Whole Body BMD

  • Pediatric, spine, hip, forearm, whole body*

  • Forearm

  • Advanced Body Composition Assessment with InnerCore Visceral Fat Assessment*

  • New Atypical Femur Fracture Assessment (AFF) High Resolution Imaging Capability

  • QC phantom

  • Histogram

  • Automatic Analysis

  • AP/Lat Vertebral Fracture Assessment with Image Pro Image Processing*

  • FRAX Fracture Risk Assessment Reporting

  • Integrated Physician’s Viewer with MXApro™  and Report Writer e-Reporting (Text Report & Images)

*With specific configuration


The Horizon DXA Systems delivers. A new, multi-element detector array incorporates the same high-definition technology used in modern CT devices. It enables you to capture highly detailed images you can trust – even when imaging large, obese patients. With its low-noise detectors, you have the power to assess an expanded range of clinical conditions with speed and precision.

Hologic’s detector array also works in concert with a new high-capacity X-ray generator to increase heat-load capacity for longer life — with no cool-down time. Not only does this help increase patient throughput, it improves image quality. The Horizon DXA System’s remarkable, high-resolution images are designed to enrich lives — yours and your patients.

Atypical Femur Fracture Assessment - Only Horizon DXA produces radiographic quality images of the entire femur for assessment of potential atypical femur fractures. A quick, 15-second scan reveals cortical thickening of the bone, making it fast and easy to monitor the effects of bisphosphonate therapy over time.

Abdominal Aortic Calcification - This is the one DXA system that lets you visualize calcified plaque in the abdominal aorta, which may be a signifi cant indication of heart disease and stroke – two of the leading causes of death in men and women.

Instant Vertebral Assessment™ Scan - Assess fracture risk by combining an accurate assessment of bone density with high-resolution vertebral imaging. You can identify spine fractures with a low-dose, single-energy image in 10 seconds.

BMD Histogram - Improve accuracy and reduce post-exam analysis errors with precise, software-assisted placement of inter-vertebral disc spaces for graphic analysis.

Internal Dynamic Calibration System - Hologic’s exclusive Dynamic Calibration System delivers pixel-by-pixel calibration through bone and tissue equivalents — for greater long-term precision. The adjustable aperture is now completely lead-free, currently making the Horizon DXA System the greenest on the market.

OnePass™ Technology - A new digital high resolution ceramic detector array is paired with true fan-beam acquisition geometry to enable rapid, dual-energy bone density measurements in a single-sweep scan. OnePass eliminates beam overlap errors and image distortion found in rectilinear acquisition techniques — for superior image quality and data stability. Another Hologic exclusive.


The Horizon DXA System is fast to learn and easy to use – with a graphical user interface that streamlines the exam process from start to finish. Plus, we’ve incorporated a wealth of innovative tools to improve workflow, accelerate productivity, and make it simple to communicate and collaborate with other clinicians. No matter where they’re located.

With this single, comprehensive, platform, you can to assess multiple chronic diseases in a single visit. Your patients experience greater comfort, faster exam times, and low X-ray dose examinations. While you offer an expanded range of highly valued clinical services to help build the success of your practice.

More vision. More insight - An innovative graphic user interface simplifies patient set-up, scanning, image archiving, and data transfer — to improve your workflow and patient satisfaction.

One-click reviewing and reporting - MXApro™ feature in the APEX™ operating software automatically grades vertebral deformity and communicates the data directly into the NEWLY integrated

Physician’s Report Writer DX™ feature - So you can accelerate workflow with integrated, remote paperless interpretation and one-click reporting. You can view and interpret images and information from anywhere on any device.

Paperless densitometry - The IRIS™ Enterprise Connectivity Suite is the gateway for true paperless densitometry. Store images on your PACS and download demographics and exam information directly from your HIS to the scanner to reduce errors and costs. You can also send BMD and Instant Vertebral Assessment™ DICOM files to the Hologic Physicians Viewer™ program and PACS. Then transmit reports to your HIS/RIS and EMR via HL7. With our optional DB Sync™ software, you can even share data between scanners at different locations.

Fast exams - Reduce operator involvement by 25% with true automated patient positioning and scan acquisition. Express Exam™ software walks your through the process step by step.

About the Manufacturer


Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women. The Company operates four core business units focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. With a comprehensive suite of technologies and a robust research and development program, Hologic is committed to improving lives. The Company is headquartered in Massachusetts.

Hologic employs approximately 5,500 employees worldwide. The Company's Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the trading symbol "HOLX".