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Regional Bone Densitometry Training Course for Technologists
Course Overview
This 2-day course is a comprehensive review of the role of bone densitometry in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The course will cover the technology, clinical applications, interpretation of results, clinical procedures, handling of problem cases, safety, quality assurance and the establishment and operation of a bone densitometry service.
This course is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn about bone densitometry including technologists, physicians, managers and allied health personnel. It would also be useful for individuals from companies offering products related to bone densitometry. The course will be useful to those setting-up, managing or operating a bone densitometry service as well as those preparing to take a certification exam, such as offered by the ISCD or ARRT.
Course Objectives
At the completion of this course,
participants will:
  • be able to describe the pathology & physiology of osteoporosis
  • know all the risk factors involved in the development of osteoporosis
  • describe the difference between pencil and fan beam technologies
  • understand T & Z scores and their role
  • understand the principles of photon absorptiometry
Locations & Dates
Tampa, FL     Nov 8-9, 2014

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Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn about bone densitometry including technologists, physicians, managers and allied health personnel. It would also be useful for individuals from companies offering products related to bone densitometry. The course will be useful to those setting-up, managing or operating a bone densitometry service as well as those preparing to take a certification exam, such as offered by the ISCD or ARRT.

Faculty

Michelle Heater, RT(R)(M)(BD), CBDT

Michelle is certified in Bone Densitometry by both the ISCD and the ARRT and has worked in BD for the past 11 years. She was an item writer for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Exam and a member of the expert panel that reviewed the exam. Michelle has extensive clinical experience in bone densitometry having worked with both GE Lunar and Hologic units. She has participated in several community outreach programs aimed at educating the public and healthcare professionals about bone health. Michelle is also the Northeast Regional Representative for Technologists for the ISCD. Her friendly teaching style and extensive knowledge of bone densitometry will make this a very enjoyable educational experience.

Course Credit
This course provides 17.5 hours of category A continuing education credit for the radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon completion of this course. Attendees must attend the entire course to receive credit.

Need more information about requirements and the registry exam?
Click this link to go directly to the ARRT web site.
All clinical requirements as well as eligibiltiy requirements to sit for the registry exam are listed!
Acknowledgments
This course is sponsored by:
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Course Schedule
Day 1 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Day 2 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

History and Physics of Bone Densitometry
  • Principles of phonton absorptometry
  • Dual and Single energy
Osteoporosis and Bone Health
  • Definition and Types
  • Bone Physiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Bone Mass Measurement Act
  • Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Prevention and Treatment
Equipment Operation
  • Dual Photon Energies
  • DXA Components
  • Pencil Beam vs. Fan Beam
  • Scan Analysis Algorithms
  • Factors Affecting Accurancy and Precision
Quality Control
  • Equipment QC
  • Pencil beam
  • Fan beam
  • Components of DXA
DXA Scanning of Lumbar Spine, Proximal Femur and Forearm
  • Anatomy Related to Scanning
  • Scan Acquisition
  • Scan Analysis
  • Problems Related to Positioning
  • ROI Placement and Analysis
Tips of the Trade
  • Exam Content
  • Preparation Resources
Case Reviews
Mock Exam
Times and Schedule is subject to change.
Registration
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Regular Price495.00425.00495.00
Member Price470.00400.00470.00

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Hotel Information
Tampa, FL - November 8-9, 2014
Embassy Suites – Tampa Airport/Westshore
555 North Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
1.800.362-2779
Rate: $119.00
Make Reservations by: 10/17/2014
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Group Code: RBD
Parking $8.00
Concessions:
Complimentary breakfast buffet and
evening reception for overnight guests



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