• Bone Densitometry: Initial Training [9:00 AM CST] (Live Webinar)

Bone densitometry is a very hot topic. It is proving to be a key tool in the diagnosis and treatment outcomes of osteoporosis. There are an estimated 44 million Americans affected by osteoporosis each year. The cost of managing the consequences of this disease cost the health care system in the United States billions of dollars. The inclusion of bone densitometry as a reimbursable Medicare procedure has focused attention on who is performing the procedures and on personnel training requirements. This comprehensive training program will prepare you to meet and exceed the current training requirements. Every aspect of principles, theory, practical knowledge and skills to perform bone densitometry will be highlighted. This course will meet the needs of those new to the field or those wishing to expand their knowledge beyond the “how to’s”.


The comprehensive program was developed by an ARRT registered and ISCD credentialed densitometrist and includes topics that are reflective of the content specifications for the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and the ARRT Registry for Bone Densitometry. This course is designed for all healthcare professionals who are planning to or are currently performing bone densitometry measurements in either clinical practice, women's healthcare or imaging facilities.

**Healthcare professionals who are not registered radiologic technologists should also register for the "Radiation Safety in Imaging Today" course in order to meet the radiation safety requirements for the Texas Department of State Health Services. For added convenience, the 4-hour "Radiation Safety in Imaging Today" course is offered on the day immediately prior to the 16 hour "Bone Densitometry: Principles and Procedures".

Course Topics

  • Osteoporosis risk factors
  • Indications for densitometry
  • Methods of measuring bone mass
  • Anatomy/central densitometry
  • Principles of densitometry
  • Quality assurance and calibration of a DXA system
  • Site preparation
  • Patient preparation
  • Patient positioning
  • Performing DXA scans
  • Analysis of DXA scans
  • Troubleshooting of DXA scans

**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 at this  LINK

Write a review

Please login or register to review
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.
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

Bone Densitometry: Initial Training [9:00 AM CST] (Live Webinar)

  • Course ID: Simulcast-Bone Density-181-186
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 16 Credits Category A
  • Date: 09/23/2022 09:00 am - 09/24/2022 05:00 pm
  • Instructor: Greg Yardley , MSRS, RT(R), CBDT
  • $429.00