Bone Densitometry CE

Bone Densitometry Basics

bone densitometry basics
Bone Densitometry Basics is the perfect resource for both technologists that are new to the field, and those looking to refine their fundamentals. Osteology, pathology, equipment, and safety modules cover the basics. The following modules expand on that with guides on FRAX and VFA, along with step-by-step modules explaining every type of DXA scan. The last module, on precision studies, serial scanning, and QC, gives technologists the tools they need to achieve consistently excellent results.

Complete the series to earn 16 CE credits and receive a document recognizing your achievement.
 

Bone Densitometry Basics - The Series

This package includes all 14 modules and a free bonus 75 question practice test to help you prepare for the ARRT Bone Densitometry exam.
16
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Module 1: Fundamentals

This module starts with an introduction to bone densitometry modalities and technologies, as well as risk factors for bone density disorders. You will also learn about the laws regulating bone densitometry, the importance of quality control, and the different applications of DXA scanning.
1.5 Category A
22.50
30

Module 2: Osteology

This module identifies and explains how to use the planes of reference and directional references of the human body. You will also learn about common features and structures of bones, the types of joints in the body, and the composition and anatomy of bone tissue. Stages of bone growth, the process of bone repair, and the aging process also are discussed.
1 Category A
15
20

Module 3: Pathology

This module defines key terms for the study of bone pathology and osteoporosis and risk factors for osteoporosis. You will also learn about basic statistical concepts, scores used to diagnose osteoporosis, and the lab tests and biochemical markers used to identify bone pathology. Common diseases that affect bone health also are discussed.
1.5 Category A
22.50
30

Module 4: Treatment and Prevention

This module describes lifestyle factors that affect bone mineral density and the medications available for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of specific treatment options, and the dosing options available for current osteoporosis medications.
1.25 Category A+
18.75
25

Module 5: Equipment

This module explains the principles behind dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, the DXA equipment available from different manufacturers, and the beam configurations they use. You will also learn about the characteristics of K-edge filtering and energy-switching systems, and the calibration and maintenance of DXA machines.
0.75 Category A
11.25
15

Module 6: Scanning Preparation and Safety

This module explains the patient preparations for DXA scanning, as well as contraindications and documentation for the procedure. You will also learn about radiation dose and safe practices for DXA scans.
1.5 Category A
22.50
30

Module 7: Pediatric Skeletal Health Assessment

This module describes osteoporosis in pediatric patients, indications for DXA scanning in pediatrics, and disease processes that affect pediatric bone health. Items that should be included in pediatric scan reports are discussed, as well as correct terminology for reporting and common problems that affect pediatric DXA scans.
1.5 Category A
22.50
30

Module 8: Essentials of FRAX

This module describes the fracture risk assessment, or FRAX, tool, its history and development, and its applications as a diagnostic tool. FRAX risk factors, its operation, and its limitations also are discussed.
0.25 Category A
3.75
5

Module 9: Essentials of VFA

This module describes the vertebral fracture assessment, or VFA, tool. The indications, advantages, and disadvantages of VFA are also described. You will learn about the methods used to assess vertebral fractures, methods for reporting VFA results, and common problems that affect the analysis of a VFA exam.
0.5 Category A
7.50
10

Module 10: DXA Scanning of the Lumbar Spine

This module identifies lumbar vertebral anatomy and its common variations. You will also learn about bony landmarks and regions of interest for DXA scanning, and the scan parameters for standard and modified techniques. Patient positioning, DXA result analysis, and common errors also are discussed.
1.5 Category A
22.50
30

Module 11: DXA Scanning of the Proximal Femur

This module identifies proximal femur and hip anatomy. The methods of femur scan acquisition and DXA scan evaluation also are discussed. You will also learn how to modify your technique to overcome common problems and challenges related to DXA scanning of the proximal femur.
1 Category A
15
20

Module 12: DXA Scanning of the Forearm

This module identifies the anatomy of bones in the hand and forearm, and describes bone densitometry principles and techniques related to scanning them. Step-by-step scanning of the forearm is explained, as well as DXA scan analysis and reporting methods. You will also learn to identify and solve common problems related to forearm DXA scanning.
1.25 Category A
18.75
25

Module 13: DXA Scanning of the Whole Body and Body Composition

This module identifies the indications for DXA total body composition scanning, and the elements of body and tissue composition. The applications and limitations of body composition exams are discussed, as well as methods of patient preparation and how to interpret the scan results.
1.25 Category A
18.75
25

Module 14: Precision Studies, Serial Scanning, and QC

This module compares and contrasts the DXA machines of various manufacturers. Accuracy, precision, and trueness are defined, as well as statistical methods for calculating machine and technologist precision. The module also discusses calibration and cross-calibration techniques, the importance of serial scanning for diagnosis and treatment evaluation, and the importance of quality control and quality assurance programs. Maintenance requirements for DXA machines also are described.
1.25 Category A
18.75
25

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