Frequently Asked Questions
Omnisense/MiniOmni measures Speed of Sound (SOS) expressed as meters Per second. SOS is a proven parameter to measure Bone density since multiple bone properties – microstructure, elasticity, cortical thickness, and bone density – are accounted for in the result.
Omnisense/MiniOmni precision is 0.25% – 0.6% (instrumental accuracy depending on probe), one of the highest Precision ratings in the industry. Precision is important Because it gives the system the ability to monitor bone Changes due to aging, treatment and other disorders. Based on Omnisense high precision levels, the FDA approved The Omnisense indication for use in monitoring bone changes in The relevant age groups (50-65).
The Omnisense 9000 is a self-contained unit which includes a computer, monitor, application software and probes. It does not require connection to an external computer for operation. The self-contained full-size monitor provides a full-color, user-friendly graphic user interface for the user’s convenience, with extended data management capabilities and full-color graphic display of results and patient history.
No, they are based on quantitative ultrasound measurement technology which does not use imaging technology.
The Omnisense/MiniOmni result is independent of temperature, within a range of 10°C-35°C. The true phantom SOS value is temperature dependent. For this reason, the measurement obtained during System Quality Verification depends upon the temperature in a well documented and known fashion. However, measurement of patients with Omnisense/MiniOmni is independent of room temperature. Unlike Omnisense/MiniOmni, other QUS devices are temperature dependent.
Sunlight collected reference databases for different ethnic groups worldwide (Asian and Caucasian). These groups were subdivided into male, female and child and adult sub-groups. More than 5,000 subjects were measured to generate the different reference databases. Omnisense/MiniOmni includes unique databases formales and females, for the different ethnic groups, for each skeletal site.
The standard warranty period of the device is 12 months from date of delivery to the end-user. There is an option to either extend the warranty period at the end of the first year, or purchase a longer warranty period in advance.