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July 2022 - Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Technologists

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This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on July 16 & 17, 2022. 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. An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation

The core elements of this course serve to educate healthcare providers about bone densitometry and osteoporosis and to apply standard practices to assure quality performance and interpretation of bone densitometry studies. The course is offered in two parts. The first day sets the standard to perform Quality DXA interpretation. Day 2 focuses on the clinical assessment, prevention, treatment and management of osteoporosis and the essential role that high-quality DXA plays in treatment initiation decisions and monitoring of osteoporotic patients. Individuals may register for either part of the course separately or as a combined program.

Prerequisite videos are included in the registration fees. Access to that content will be made available to registrants through the ISCD online education website 30 days prior to the course. 


Registration Fees

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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.


Overall Course Objectives

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

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

Method of Participation

This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on July 16 & 17, 2022. 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.


Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.


Instructions to Receive Credit

Physicians will be required to complete an evaluation of the activity online after the conclusion of the activity. As a part of that evaluation, they will claim the amount of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. After completing the evaluation, a certificate will be generated that the physician may print to indicate credits earned.

July 16, 2022 - All times eastern (NYC/USA)
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July 17, 2022 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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Course Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved by ASRT for 11.5 Category A continuing education credits. Participants’ attendance must be verified each day to ensure credit can be claimed. Partial credit will not be given for either day. This activity can be used toward the RT Structured Education and CQR requirements for the ARRT.

Statement of independence
The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. ISCD requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ISCD for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Individual disclosures are included in course material. No Commercial Support has been provided for this activity

Disclaimer 
The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 
This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ISCD does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Privacy & Confidentiality Statement
The ISCD will record learner’s personal information as provided on evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME/CE certificates. The ISCD may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its educational program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected for evaluations will be shared with third parties

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 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.


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QBD Technologist Zoom Link Day 1
07/16/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes
07/16/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  420 minutes
QBD Technologist Zoom Link Day 2
07/17/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  300 minutes
07/17/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  300 minutes
Attendance Confirmation
07/16/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  1 day, 5 hours  |  Attendance Required
07/16/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  1 day, 5 hours  |  Attendance Required Will will mark attendance shortly after the courses end.
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Medical Certificate
Up to 11.50 medical credits available  |  No certificate available
Up to 11.50 medical credits available  |  No certificate available
How To Access Your Certificate
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Open to view video. You can access your certificate at https://my.iscd.org/My-ISCD/My-Learning/ISCD-Education-Credits or by following the instructions in the video