Bone Densitometry: Initial Training (Live Simulcast)

Bone Densitometry: Initial Training (Live Simulcast)
Course ID: Simulcast-Bone Density-181-175
Credit: 16 Credits Category A
Expiration Date: 09-28-2018
Price: $429.00
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Houston, TX -- Register early and save! Please register early and reserve your place by providing payment to avoid an additional $25 fee required for registrations given within two (2) weeks of the course.

*This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists to obtain at least 3 hours of instructor-directed continuing education. Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this LINK

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 which is conducted on Saturday and Sunday.

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

AHEC Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received within two weeks of the program are not eligible for a refund and will receive a tuition credit toward a future AHEC course or home study. No refunds will be made after the course starts/occurs.
  • AHEC reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum number of attendees is not met. Customers are eligible for a full refund if AHEC cancels a course. AHEC is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees, including non-refundable airline tickets.
  • Simulcast attendees that cannot log in due to technical difficulties beyond their control may be eligible for a refund, but must contact AHEC on the day of the simulcast before the conclusion of the course. There are no refunds for webinars.

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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.