An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation
The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative. The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.
Prerequisite videos are included in the registration fees. While these are not required, it is suggested that registrants complete them in preparation for the course. Access to that content will be made available to registrants through the ISCD Learning Center prior to the program.
This course is appropriate for those involved in the performance of DXA scans and open to any health professional performing these scans.
Day 1 Objectives: After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:
Day 1 Schedule:
|11:00 – 12:30||Lecture 1: DXA Practice Management|
|12:30 – 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 – 2:15||Lecture 2: Lumbar Spine Scans-Elements Critical to Quality|
|2:15 – 3:45||Lecture 3: Femur & Forearm Scans|
|3:45 – 4:00||Break|
|4:00 – 4:45||Lecture 4: Supplemental DXA Applications|
|4:45 – 5:15||Lecture 5: Application of DXA Tools & Software features|
|5:15 – 6:00||Lecture 6: Scan Interpretation & Fracture Risk Assessment|
Day 2 Objectives: After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:
Day 2 Schedule:
|8:15 – 9:30||Lecture 7: Principles of Quality DXA and Clinical Cases|
|9:30 – 10:30||Lecture 8: Clinical Management of the Osteoporotic Patient|
|10:30 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 – 11:15||Lecture 9: Clinical Application|
|11:15 – 12:15||Lecture 10: Technical Cases|
Course Continuing Education Credits
This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.50 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.
|Full Member Rate||Professional, Community &
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