DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

This course focuses on increasing the knowledge and competence of clinicians and other healthcare professionals to help them successfully use DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease. The inclusion of case studies will reinforce the knowledge gained and allow for application in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies of patients presenting with low bone mineral density.

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Oct 20

Target Audience

The content is designed for healthcare providers responsible for reading and interpreting DXA scans, including specialists and generalists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, and research, as well as technologists.

Course Objectives

As a result of this course, learners will be better prepared to:

  • Identify proper DXA technology for body composition analysis of fat, lean muscle and bone mass.
  • List other methods of body composition analysis used in the clinical setting.
  • Differentiate reference values and indices.
  • Identify limitations of reference values and indices.
  • Summarize scan acquisition for adult and pediatric patients.

Course Lectures

  • Whole Body DXA Scan Acquisition and Analysis
  • DXA Body Composition Reporting and Reference Data
  • Current Uses of DXA Body Composition in Clinical Practice and Research
  • DXA Whole Body Composition in Obesity, Sports, Commercial Applications and Future Uses

Supplemental Course Material

The course will include two supplemental lectures to which course registrants will be provided access before the live course.  The live course assumes course participants have reviewed and understand the material presented in the supplemental lectures.

  • Methods Other Than DXA for Body Composition Testing
  • DXA Technology for Total and Regional Body Composition Measures 2022

It is recommended, but not required, that registrants attend the Osteoporosis Essentials/Quality Bone Densitometry Course (Clinician or Technologist) prior to attending the DXA Body Composition course.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

ISCD intends to offer this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ASRT Category A credit. For approved credit counts, please refer to our course catalog and select the upcoming course you’d like to register for.

Interested in offering this course Internationally?

If you want to offer this ISCD course internationally, please submit an Interest Form.