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Quality Bone Densitometry For Technologists (livestream via Zoom)

September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - September 10, 2023 @ 2:30 pm EDT


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

An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation

ASRT Credit Notice

This course is a renewal. If you have previously taken this course, you will not be able to claim ASRT again for this learning activity.

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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.

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.

Course Faculty: Anita Colquhoun, RTNM, MRT(N), CDT, Maureen A Costello, AAS, RT(R), CBDT, and Lawrence G Jankowski, CBDT


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: 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 


    • Video A – Overview of Osteoporosis
    • Video B – Fundamentals of Bone Densitometry, Physics, Radiation Safety, and Quality Assurance
    • Optional Video C – What US Healthcare Providers Need to Know about DXA for Patient Care

Day 1: The Importance of the Technologist in patient care and quality performance of DXA Scans

Day 1 Schedule (All Times Listed in US Eastern Time)

10:00am – 11:00am Welcome & Elements of DXA Quality Assurance & Maintenance
11:00am – 11:05am 5-minute break
11:05am – 11:55pm Lecture 2: Precision Assessment & Components of a DXA Practice 
11:55pm – 12:00pm 5-minute break
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lecture 3: Lumbar Spine Scans- Elements Critical to Quality
1:00pm – 1:05pm 5-minute break
1:05pm – 1:55pm Lecture 4: Femur Scans– Elements Critical to Quality 
1:55pm – 2:15pm Lunch Break
2:15pm – 3:05pm Lecture 5: Forearm Scans– Elements Critical to Quality
3:05pm – 3:10pm 5-minute break
3:10pm – 4:00pm Lecture 6: Scan Interpretation & Fracture Risk Assessment
4:00pm – 4:05pm 5-minute break
4:05pm – 4:55pm Lecture 7: Supplemental DXA Applications
4:55pm – 5:00pm 5-minute break
5:00pm – 5:30pm Lecture 8: Application of DXA Tools & Software Features

Day 2: The Importance of Understanding and Applying the Science and Language of Densitometry

Day 2 Schedule (All Times Listed in US Eastern Time)

9:30am – 11:00am Lecture 9: Principles of Quality DXA and Clinical Case
11:00am – 11:05am  5-minute break
11:05am – 11:55pm Lecture 10:  Clinical Management of the Osteoporotic Patient
11:55pm – 12:00pm 5-minute break
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lecture 11:  Clinical Application
12:30pm – 12:35pm 5-minute break
12:35pm – 1:50pm Lecture 12: Technical & Clinical Cases
1:50pm –  2:15pm Closing Q&A Session

Course Continuing Education Credits:

This activity is approved by ASRT for 13.00 Category A continuing education credits. 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.

Course Registration Fees

Full Member Rate Professional, Community & Non- member Rate
$300 $400


September 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am EDT
September 10, 2023 @ 2:30 pm EDT
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International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)