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September 2022 - Pediatric Bone Densitometry

Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

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Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course

The Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course provides the most current research and best-practice techniques for obtaining and interpreting bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in children and adolescents. This educational program is designed to improve learner competence in the area of pediatric densitometry. Learners will have the opportunity to take the knowledge gained from this educational program and properly/consistently apply it to their professional practices.

It is recommended, but not required, that registrants attend the Osteoporosis Essentials/Quality Bone Densitometry Course (Clinician or Technologist) prior to attending the Pediatric Bone Densitometry course.

Registration Fees


Target Audience

The content is designed for healthcare providers with an interest in skeletal health assessment, including specialists, generalists and technologists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, pediatrics, physical and occupational therapy, nuclear medicine and research.

Overall Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the most appropriate and reproducible sites for densitometry in children and adolescents.
    Outline the corrections in DXA measurements that should be made when acquiring assessments in children and adolescents. Describe the uses of measurement tools for acquiring bone densitometry assessments including DXA, as well as those other than DXA. Summarize the elements that should be included in a DXA report for a child or adolescent. Recognize issues that arise in children with chronic disease(s) that many times arise in the skeletal assessment.

Method of Participation

This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on March 4, 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.

Accreditation Statement

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is provided by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry and has been designated for up to 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ISCD at +1.860.259.1000 or inquire at education@iscd.org.

Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved by ASRT for 4.0 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.

September 24, 2022 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)


The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of  3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved by ASRT for 4.0 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.

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.

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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.

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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 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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