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

Includes a Live Event on 09/17/2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

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    • Non-Member - $275
    • Full Member - $175
    • MOC Only - $175
    • Community Member - $275
    • Professional Member - $275

This activity will be offered through zoom, allowing the learner to watch and ask questions in a live format on September 17 & 18, 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

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

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.

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 September 17 & 18, 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.


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.


Instructions to Receive Credit

Attendees 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.

 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)


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 Schedule - All times eastern (NYC/USA)

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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.

Lawrence Jankowski, CBDT

Chief DXA Technologist/Research Coordinator

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC

Lawrence Jankowski is the chief DXA technologist and a research coordinator for Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, a multi-disciplinary 100+ physician practice with over 20 locations within Chicago and surrounding suburbs, specializing in orthopedic and rheumatologic health and sports performance and fitness. He started clinical imaging as a nuclear medicine technologist in 1978, performing both single- and dual- photon absorptiometry in beginning in 1987, and switched to DXA in 1990. He is also registered in radiology (limited), and is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) first as a CDT in 1996, and then CBDT in 2001.

In addition to his clinical and research duties, he is a technical instructor for the ISCD bone density courses, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Densitometry, chairman of the Facility Accreditation Program, He has presented numerous posters on bone densitometry at scientific meetings, including the ASBMR, AAOS, NOF, as well as ISCD. Most recently, he served as task force chair for the 2019 Position Development Conference on cross-calibration and LSC determination in multiple scanner environments.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

Maureen A. Costello

AAS, RT(R), CBDT


Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Greg Yardley

Sr. Medical Radiology Technologist and Researcher, NASA

NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory

Greg Yardley works as a SR. Medical Radiology Technologist and researcher in the NASA Bone Mineral Laboratory and NASA/JSC medical clinic for KBR in the government solutions
division. His job requirements are performing and analyzing, Dual Energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams on both retired and active Astronauts. He also extracts,
records, aids in bone density interpretation and distributes bone data from Dual Energy xray absorptiometry (DXA), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging
devises. Greg also performs diagnostic medical x-rays for the NASA/JSC Flight medicine and occupational health clinic. 

Greg began his healthcare career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He then furthered his medical education and received his certification as a registered radiology
technologist. Upon completion of his Radiological Science courses. Greg has worked as a Radiology technologist in a Trauma level 1 Hospital, Level III hospital, urgent care, and
multi-specialty clinic. At the time of his graduation Greg had also received extensive training not only in X-ray but also DXA, CT, and Ultrasound. In 2011 just previous to his current job Greg got a job as a Bone Density Technologist at a multi-specialty medical clinic where he performed and analyzed over 3000 DXA scans a year on every type of patient imaginable while also running the day-to-day operations of the Osteoporosis center.

Disclosure: No Financial Relationships to disclose.

Technologist Course Planning Committee

JoAnn Caudill, RT(R)(M)(BD), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Anita Colquhoun, RTNM, MRT(N), CDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Larry G. Jankowski, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Michelle Kochanski ,BSIT, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Diane Krueger, BS, CBDT Consulting Fee: Amgen; Contracted Research: Radius

Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Scientific Advisory Council Reviewers

Carolyn Crandall, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Monique Carroll, RT, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Brian Englander, MD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Ranjodh Gill, MD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Heidi Kecskemethy, MS Ed, RDN, CSP, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Adrian Lau, MD, FRCPC, MScCH, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Orhan Oz, MD, PhD, CCD No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Faculty

Lawrence Jankowski, CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Greg Yardley, MSRS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

Maureen Costello, AAS, RT(R), CBDT No Financial Relationships to Disclose

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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.

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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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