SCAN Newsletter – August 2015

President’s Message Response to Controversial Editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) You may have heard about an inflammatory editorial that appeared in the BMJ on 26 May 2015 titled “Overdiagnosis of bone fragility in the quest to prevent hip fracture” [1]. In this deliberately provocative article, Teppo Järvinen and colleagues argue that “Being labelled … Continue reading

Scan Newsletter – May 2015

ISCD President’s Message Dear Colleagues, In 1859 Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” These words ring true today as we stand witness to technical successes in our ability to accurately diagnose osteoporosis, assess fracture risk and select from a range of clinically proven interventions that can … Continue reading

Scan Newsletter

SCAN Official Newsletter of Public Policy New CPT Code Changes for Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) and DXA/VFA Same Day The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have adopted new CPT codes that will affect those physicians who perform DXA as well as VFA. The new code for VFA when performed alone is 77086 (formerly CPT … Continue reading

SCAN Newsletter – August 2014

In This Issue From the Journal of Clinical Densitometry® Membership Education Online Education Certification Public Policy ISCD Meetings Providence, RIOSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials for TechnologistsAugust 23 – 24, 2014 Providence, RIOSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials for CliniciansAugust 23 – 24, 2014 Sacramento, CAOSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials for TechnologistsOctober 25 – 26, 2014 Sacramento, CAOSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials for CliniciansOctober 25 – 26, 2014 Sacramento, … Continue reading

SCAN Newsletter

As a member of ISCD, you will receive SCAN®, the official ISCD members-only e-newsletter periodically throughout the year. This publication contains a wealth of information about clinical densitometry and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. SCAN® has recently been reconfigured and provides useful practical information on bone densitometry as well as current events and topics in … Continue reading

Houston, TX – Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians

Join as an ISCD Member Prior to registering and save up to $300! Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation The core elements of this course serve to educate healthcare providers about bone densitometry and osteoporosis and … Continue reading

Nashville, TN – Quality Bone Densitometry For Clinicians

Join as an ISCD Member Prior to registering and save up to $300! Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation The core elements of this course serve to educate healthcare providers about bone densitometry and osteoporosis and … Continue reading

Regulatory & 3rd Party Payer Issues

ICD-10 Update On Oct 1, 2015, ICD-10 codes are required for all claims submitted to Medicare or other carriers. It will take some time for physicians to become comfortable using the new code and for Medicare to work out any glitches with the new codes. Below is some valuable information and resources to help you … Continue reading

Technologists

JOIN NOW and save! ISCD members can save up to $100 on this course. Find a course Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Technologists An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation The core elements of this program focus on performing quality DXA scans, dissecting the … Continue reading

Clinicians

JOIN NOW and save! ISCD members can save up to $300 on this course. Find a course Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians An Osteoporosis Essentials Course of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry & International Osteoporosis Foundation The core elements of this course serve to increase the knowledge and competence of … Continue reading

DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

Find a course This live course focuses on the increase of knowledge and competence of clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to successfully use DXA body composition analysis in the management of obesity, geriatric sarcopenia and other low muscle mass states, general health and pediatric skeletal disease. The inclusion of case studies will reinforce … Continue reading

Vertebral Fracture Recognition Course

Find a course This advanced densitometry course focuses on vertebral fracture imaging in order to advance the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures.  The importance of vertebral fractures in the clinical management of osteoporosis will be covered, including recognition on lateral spine images of a normal spine, vertebral fractures and other … Continue reading

Osteoporosis Essentials: Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management

Quality Bone Densitometry: Performance, Interpretation, and Clinical Application for Clinicians The core elements of this course serve to increase the knowledge and competence of clinicians regarding bone densitometry and osteoporosis diagnosis, clinical evaluation, treatment and monitoring and to apply standard practices to assure quality performance and interpretation of bone densitometry studies. The first day sets … Continue reading

Member Benefits

Click to download the ISCD Membership Application Not Currently A Member? This page reviews some of the benefits of membership.  You can view more membership information on these pages: Membership Categories, Frequently Asked Questions and Members Only. To receive information on ISCD by mail, submit your address to us online or contact Member Services, membership@iscd.org, +1.860.259.1000 ext. 100. If you are ready … Continue reading

Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT®)

I am already a CBDT® & wish to be Re-Certified Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist (CBDT®) is a professional certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in the field of bone densitometry for technologists who perform bone densitometry scans. The CBDT® credential signifies that an individual has passed an examination that has been designed to … Continue reading

Bylaws of the ISCD

Click to download the ISCD Bylaws (Revised January 29, 2015) ARTICLE I NAME SECTION 1: NAME 1.1 The name of the organization is the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (hereinafter called the “ISCD”). SECTION 2: NONPROFIT 1.2.1 The ISCD is a professional membership organization and is not organized for profit. No part of the net earnings … Continue reading

Official Positions

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary professional society with a mission to advance excellence in the assessment of skeletal health. This is accomplished by improving knowledge and quality of densitometry among healthcare professionals, educating and certifying clinicians and technologists, increasing patient awareness and access to densitometry, and supporting clinical and … Continue reading