• Exploring the Field of Bone Density Technology

We'll start with the basics: why do we use Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)? Learn all about how DXA is the method of choice for detecting bone loss. We'll also discuss the pitfalls of DXA and how to avoid bone-headed mistakes in interpreting bone density results. By the end of this course, you'll be able to explain why DXA is the top dog in detecting bone loss and fracture risk. You'll also be able to discuss the various technologies available for detecting bone loss and fracture risk, from TBS to REMS.  Bone up on your knowledge and sign up today!

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  • Why do we use dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
    • Pitfalls of DXA
  • Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX)
    • Frax risk factors
    • Trabecular Bone Score (TBS)
    • 3D DXA
  • Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) 
  • Quantitative computed tomography (QCT)
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • Opportunistic Biomechanical CT (BCT) 
  • Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (PQCT) 
  • Radiofrequency Echographic Multi Spectrometry (REMS) 



  • Explain why Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the Gold Standard in detecting bone loss.
  • Explain the pitfalls of bone density.
  • Discuss bone density applications that can assist in the diagnosis of bone loss and fracture risk.
  • Discuss other technologies used in the detection of bone loss and fracture risk.

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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

Exploring the Field of Bone Density Technology

  • Course ID: WEB-EFBDT-143
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 2 Category A Credits Direct
  • Date: 07/24/2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Instructor: Greg Yardley , MSRS, RT(R), CBDT
  • $34.95
  • $15.90