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Chicago - March 2023 - Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Technologists

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/28/2023 at 11:00 AM (CDT)

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    • Early bird pricing available!
    • Non-Member - $525
    • Full Member - $425
    • MOC Only - $525
    • Community Member - $525
    • Professional Member - $525
    • Regular Price after 02/28/2023 11:59 PM
    • Non-Member - $625
    • Full Member - $525
    • MOC Only - $625
    • Community Member - $625
    • Professional Member - $625

Course Date

March 28 & 29, 2023.


Course Description

The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the data and applying this knowledge to a technologist’s role in patient care. This course, which focuses on quality DXA, is innovative, interactive and informative.  The course emphasizes technical excellence in the performance, analysis and troubleshooting of bone densitometry scans. It provides standard practices and applications to raise the quality of DXA scan procedures and their impact on patient care. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the technical expertise involved in performing bone densitometry and applying protocols to address the everyday challenges. Attendees with come away with a strong sense of the considerable impact that a technologist plays in the delivery of quality DXA, and how that influences patient management.


Target Audience

The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance of DXA scans and open to any health professional performing these scans.


Learning Objectives

After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:

  1. Design and implement quality control and assurance practices
  2. Perform a precision assessment and appreciate the requirement for clinical care  
  3. Identify the anatomy relevant to clinical DXA scanning 
  4. Implement consistent and appropriate technical acquisition and analysis techniques  
  5. Perform a fracture risk assessment using FRAX 
  6. Provide DXA interpreters sufficient information for a high-quality DXA report 
  7. Understand how specific medical conditions and medications affect bone density 
  8. Demonstrate how to access features within the DXA software 
  9. Critically evaluate DXA scans to identify acquisition and analysis errors and implement resolution methods 
  10. Recognize how technical errors impact clinical interpretation and patient care

Method of Participation

This activity will be offered in person, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on March 28 & 29, 2023. Learners will be asked to complete a post-course survey to indicate what they will change in their practice as a result of this activity.

Registration Fee



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Cancellation Policy

Attendee Cancellation Policy All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

Course Changes or Cancellations ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.

ASRT Credit Designation: 

This activity has been approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits.

Date of Original Release and most recent Review or Update: This activity was most recently reviewed and released on May 1, 2022.

Deadline to Claim Credit:

Participants will have 90 days from the activity end date to complete the activity survey and claim continuing education credit.

Schedule - Day 1 - Tuesday, March 28, 2022 - All times central (CHI/USA)

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 Schedule - Day 2 - Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - All times central (CHI/USA)

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Hotel & Local Transportation

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Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

933 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, Il 60062
Phone: 1-847-498-6500

ISCD has negotiated the following nightly rates for attendees. ISCD room rates are available March 28 to April 3. Click here to reserve your room at the discounted group rate. Discounted rates will be available until March 13, 2023. Single Traditional Guest Room: $119 plus tax - Traditional room options include one king or two queen beds. Visit Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for more details on the hotel and amenities.  

imageReserve your room at the ISCD discounted rate by March 13.

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O'Hare International Airport

Airport Phone +1 (800) 832-6352
Website https://www.flychicago.com/oha...
Hotel direction:  18 miles North

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There is no hotel shuttle available from the airport. Below are the recommended transportation options for getting from the airport to the hotel.

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Complimentary On-Site Parking Long Term Parking

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The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel. The shuttle runs daily from 7am until 11pm. 

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The hotel shuttle offers service to the Glencoe Station Metra stop which can be taken all the way south until the end of the line which is Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC).

Maureen A. Costello

AAS, RT(R), CBDT

Maureen has been a Radiologic Technologist for the past 25 years. As a diagnostic Rad. Tech., she specialized in Trauma and Surgical radiography at one of two Trauma Centers in the greater Chicago land area, and then moved into Orthopedic Radiography before moving onto DXA in 2003. She is the Lead Tech. At the University of Chicago Hospitals, Dept. of Endocrinology. While the bulk of her day consists of performing BMD’s, she is also responsible for QA/QC of equipment and reports, monitoring and performing multiple studies and on-site training of not only office staff but also tutorials for 4th year Med. Students. Maureen has been certified since 2003 and has been an instructor with the ISCD since 2007.


Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Diane Krueger, BS, CBDT

Program Manager Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program

UW Osteoporosis Clinic

Diane Krueger received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an ISCD-certified clinical densitometrist and a certified clinical research coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She has been program manager of the University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program since its inception in 1993. Ms. Krueger has extensive clinical research experience in osteoporosis and bone densitometry, having coordinated multiple industry and investigator-initiated studies. In collaboration with the UW Osteoporosis Program, she has published over 90 manuscripts and authored or presented over 200 abstracts. Her service with ISCD has included serving as Technologist Bone Densitometry Course faculty since 2006 and chairing the related Update Annual Meeting Committees. In her leadership capacity, she is currently Education Council chair and serves on the Executive Committee and Board. Additionally, she previously held several officer positions including Secretary and four Presidential seats.

Disclosures: Consulting Fee: Amgen; Contracted Research: Radius 

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Attendance Cancellation Policy

All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will not be refunded.

Course Changes or Cancellations

ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates, how the course is taught, and/or meeting location. If a program is canceled, all program fees will be refunded unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program. Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.

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