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Online Learning

  • Bone Densitometry in Transgender Individuals

    In this lecture, Harold Rosen MD, CCD, presents his cutting-edge research on the topic of bone densitometry in transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. He provides insight into the correct terminology one must use when speaking about these individuals, discusses ways to appropriately screen and diagnose transgender individuals, and reviews guidelines for treatment in the most recent literature on the topic. This lecture is an excellent companion to the article titled "Bone Densitometry in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Individuals: The 2019 ISCD Official Positions," also featured on the ISCD Learning Center.

  • Repeating Measurement of Bone Mineral Density When Monitoring with Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry

    This journal article covers the 2019 Positions of the ISCD on Monitoring Serial Bone Measures with DXA. It provides the most current, evidence-based practice guidelines for assessing if and when Bone Mineral Density (BMD) by DXA should be repeated, as determined by the 2019 Position Development Conference (PDC) Monitoring Serial Bone Measures with DXA Task Force.

  • Repeating Vertebral Fracture Assessment: The 2019 ISCD Official Positions

    This journal article covers the 2019 Positions of the ISCD on the clinical utility of repeating vertebral fracture assessment (VFA). It provides the most current, evidence-based practice guidelines for assessing if and when VFA should be repeated, as determined by the 2019 Position Development Conference (PDC) Monitoring Serial Bone Measures with DXA Task Force

  • Challenging DXA Cases

    This lecture will discuss interesting and challenging DXA scans. Included in the presentation are problems with DXA scan analysis and challenging cases including how objects in the soft tissue affect analysis and how to do an analysis with spinal hardware present. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • Osteoporosis in Special Populations: Rheumatic Diseases

    Rheumatic diseases have the greatest impact on the musculoskeletal system and osteoporosis is a common and significant co-morbidity. In this talk I will briefly review skeletal manifestations of rheumatic diseases, with a special emphasis on osteoporosis and its prevention and management in patients with rheumatic diseases. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • Non-standardized Densitometry Acquisition for Research Purposes

    This didactic lecture will walk through steps to develop a research project and design novel approaches to DXA acquisition. This will include discussion regarding available technology and evaluation of various options to evaluate skeletal status.. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • Underperformance of Human BMD Genetic Studies

    Hundreds of genes have been identified in genome wide association studies of bone traits, but their total contribution to variation of these traits is small. This session will address the reasons why this is so. It will also inform listeners about the differences between human and model organism genetics and illustrate how genetic effects are measured. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • A Proposed Musculoskeletal Failure Scale

    Patients, doctors, and government officials routinely underestimate the impact of musculoskeletal (MSK) disease. Proper framing of the true burden of disease may improve awareness and management. A MSK failure scale is proposed. Its potential benefits, the work needed to establish it, and potential barriers to implementation are summarized. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • Reading Abdominal Aortic Calcification from VFA Lateral Spine Images and Its Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease and Fractures

    Abdominal aortic calcification or “AAC” is a stable marker of CVD that can be semi-quantified using images for vertebral fracture assessment. This session provides an overview of the methodology for scoring, pitfalls and tips for readers, as well as discussing the association between AAC with CVD and fractures and the potential for patient management. Originally offered live as an On Demand session at the 2021 Virtual Annual meeting.

  • Using DXA in Pediatric Clinical Practice and Research

    David R. Weber, MD, MSCE, provides an evidence-based yet practical approach to using DXA in children for clinical care and research. He illustrates how he has used DXA in his own practice, and explains risk factors for impaired bone health in children as well as indications for using DXA in the pediatric population. Dr. Weber's lecture covers the key aspects of performing, analyzing and interpreting DXA in children.