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Chicago, IL – Quality Bone Densitometry For Technologists

March 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - March 29, 2023 @ 12:30 pm CDT

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States

Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Technologists

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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. The course will provide standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. This is achieved by enhancing awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address everyday challenges. The course focuses on the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.

Course Faculty: Maureen A. Costello, AAS, RT(R), CBDT and Diane C. Krueger, BS, CBDT

Prerequisite and Optional videos are included in the registration fees. Access to that content will be made available to registered participants 30 days prior to the course start date through the ISCD online education portal.

Target Audience: The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance of DXA scans and open to any health professional performing these scans.

Course Schedule: The course is divided into two days, each with a separate focus and set of objectives.
Full Course Objectives and policies listed on course webpage

DAY 1 – The Importance of the Technologist in patient care and quality performance of DXA Scans.
** All times are in Central Standard Time

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: Scan Interpretation & Fracture Risk Assessment
4:45 – 5:15 Lecture 5: Supplemental DXA Applications
5:15 – 6:00 Lecture 6: Application of DXA Tools and Features

DAY 2 – The Importance of Understanding and Applying the Science and Language of Densitometry

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 Credit: This Activity is approved by ASRT for 11.50 Category A continuing education credits.

Course Registration Fees

Full Member Rate Professional, Community &
Non-Member Rate
Standard Rate $425 $525
Late Rate (after 2/28/23) $525 $625



March 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am CDT
March 29, 2023 @ 12:30 pm CDT
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International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)


Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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+1 (847) 498-6500