Basic Peds Bone Densitometry from Nuts to Bolts
Session approved for 1 ASRT Category A Credit
Session approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This session duration is 50 minutes.
This course will introduce pediatric DXA and the general considerations involved with bone assessment in children. Topics presented during this session will include: body sites used in children and rationale, identification of quality scans and commonly encountered challenges, scanning tips for typically developing children and those with special considerations, concerns around growing bone and serial changes, and interpretation.
- Describe the recommended body sites & rationale for use in pediatric DXA
- Recognize proper positioning & ROI/line placement on pediatric scans
- Identify considerations for interpretation of DXA in growing bones
Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, CBDT
Director of Radiology Research Operations
Nemours Children's Health
Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, LDN, CBDT is the Director of Radiology Research Operations and is a Clinical Research Scientist in the Department of Radiology at Nemours Children’s Health in Wilmington, DE, USA. She has been certified by the ISCD since 2002, has served on various committees, has served on two Pediatric Positions Development Committees (2013 and 2019), and is currently serving on the Board of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
Her scientific expertise is in pediatric nutrition and bone densitometry, with emphasis on bone assessment in patients with neuromuscular disabilities. She regularly presents at national and international meetings and has traveled the world providing instruction to healthcare professionals on pediatric bone assessment and the lateral distal femur DXA technique. She serves as a resource and educator for clinicians and researchers, providing guidance on pediatric bone density assessment and quality, and the conduct and design of human subjects research. Heidi is also a Registered Dietitian with Board Certification in Pediatric Nutrition, and has authored or co-authored 34 peer-reviewed papers and 8 book chapters.
Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.