Bone Densitometry Review

The following study guides and resources are available to help you prepare for the bone densitometry certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  These materials contain recommendations from experienced R.T.s for bone densitometry registry review.

Online Education

Bone Densitometry Basics

This series 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.

Resources From ASRT

A helpful resource is the ASRT Office of Practice Standards, where you can find the Scopes of Practice, Advisory Opinion Statements, Position Statements and Practice Standards for bone densitometry.

Other Resources

To learn more about ARRT certification requirements and about taking the ARRT exam to become a bone densitometry technologist, visit

This list of bone densitometry resources is provided as a courtesy; we do not endorse materials not produced by the ASRT. The resources will assist R.T.s in sampling the pool of references and study materials that pertain to bone densitometry and should be viewed as a snapshot of available materials. Omission of any one title is not intentional. Because the creation of literature and media related to the field is dynamic, R.T.s are encouraged to search additional sources for recent updates, revisions and additions to this collection of titles. Some of these materials are out of print but are still relevant review sources.


Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation (Current Clinical Practice)
Sydney Lou Bonnick
Humana Press; 3rd ed. 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1603274982

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients (Current Clinical Practice)
Aenor Sawyer, Laura K. Bachrach, Ellen B. Fung
Humana Press; 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1588296344

Other Organizations

International Society for Clinical Densitometry