• Bone Density: Scanning a Multitude of Populations

Imagine deciphering the nuances of population-based DXA scanning - a skillset that's increasingly vital in our multicultural healthcare landscape. Under Greg Yardley's expert guidance, you'll not only learn to meticulously complete the DXA demographics page but also unveil the hidden stories that this data reveals. Gain proficiency in interpreting and entering critical information like Ethnicity, Sex, Date of Birth, Height, and Weight, empowering you to make impactful clinical decisions.

But that's just the beginning. Navigate the complexities of scanning obese patients, acquiring the acumen to ensure accurate results. Unearth the invaluable insights concealed within these scans and explore alternative avenues like DXA Forearm, CT, and Ultrasound. Ever wondered about the enigma of bone density after gastric bypass? Brace yourself for an eye-opening exploration, as you dissect common DXA scan measurements post-bypass, illuminating a realm of knowledge that will set you apart.

Join us in this exhilarating course to not only expand your skill set but also reignite your passion for the field. Greg Yardley's unique approach and practical insights ensure that each lesson resonates, infusing you with a renewed enthusiasm for bone densitometry.

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Outline

  1. Definition of Population related to DXA scanning.
  2. Filling out the DXA demographics page.
  3.  Discuss what the information on the demographics page means and what to input.
  4.  Specifically: 
    • Ethnicity 
    • Sex 
    • Date of Birth 
    • Height 
    • Weight 
  5. Obese patients and bone density. 
  6. Discuss how to scan obese patients. 
  7. What the results mean from scanning obese patients. 
  8. Other alternatives of scanning obese patients. 
    • DXA Forearm 
    • CT 
    • Ultrasound
  9. Effects of gastric bypass on bone density 
  10. Discuss what in commonly seen on the DXA scan measurement after gastric bypass. 

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This program provides AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.

This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists.  Please refer to the TMB website for more information.
Greg Yardley , MSRS, RT(R), CBDT

Greg Yardley MSRS, RT(R), CBDT started as a radiologic technologist in 2007 and has worked in a rural hospital, trauma 1 center, medical clinic, and urgent care. He has experience with screen and film, CR, and DR radiology equipment. He also has extensive fluoroscopic and C-arm experience. Greg's bone density experience consists of running the day-to-day operations of an Osteoporosis Center where he performed and analyzed over 3000 DXA scans a year. This job led him to his current career which is a researcher and Radiology Technologist for KBR on the human, health, performance contract in the NASA Bone Mineral Lab and medical clinic.rnGreg is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.rnHe is also registered as a Bone Density Technologist and an active member of the International society of Clinical Densitometry.rn
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
Bone Densitometry > Image Production > Equipment Operation and Quality Control .50 2016, 2022
Bone Densitometry > Procedures > DXA Scanning 1.0 2016, 2022
Radiology Assistant > Procedures > Musculoskeletal and Endocrine Sections 1.0 2018, 2023

Bone Density: Scanning a Multitude of Populations

  • Course ID: BDSMP-100-01
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 2 Category A Credits Direct
  • Date: 10/02/2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Instructor: Greg Yardley , MSRS, RT(R), CBDT
  • $34.95
  • $13.90