DXA Body Composition Analysis Course

DXA provides assessment and quantification of fat mass, lean mass and bone mineral content, both in a single body region and at the whole body level. 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 the knowledge gained and allow for application in the diagnosis, treatment and therapies of patients presenting with low bone mineral density.

Target Audience:

The half-day course is directed toward clinicians, technologists, researchers, scientists, and healthcare providers who wish to learn the skills and techniques of quality DXA body composition analysis to implement in their practice.

Course Objectives

  • Identify proper DXA technology for body composition analysis of fat, lean muscle and bone mass.
  • List other methods of body composition analysis used in the clinical setting.
  • Differentiate reference values and indices.
  • Identify limitations of reference values and indices.
  • Summarize scan acquisition for adult and pediatric patients.

Course Lectures

  1. Introduction and review prerequisite online lectures 1-2
  2. Lecture 3 – Whole Body DXA Scan Acquisition and Analysis
  3. Lecture 4 – DXA Body Composition Reporting and Reference Data
  4. Lecture 5 – Current Uses of DXA Body Composition in Clinical Practice and                                                                      Research
  5. Lecture 6 – DXA Whole Body Composition in Obesity, Sports, Commercial                                                                        Applications and Future Uses

Accreditation Statement

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity is provided by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ISCD at +1.860.259.1000 or inquire at education@iscd.org.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Designation

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASRT Category A Credit

This live activity is approved by the ASRT for 4.5 Category A continuing education credits. Technologists must sign in and out at the beginning and of the course to verify attendance and receive credit. Partial credit will not be given.

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Last modified: April 4, 2017