Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course

The Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course provides the most current research and best-practice techniques for obtaining and interpreting bone mineral density (BMD) measurements in children and adolescents. This educational program is designed to improve learner competence in the area of pediatric densitometry. Learners will have the opportunity to take the knowledge gained from this educational program and properly and consistently apply it into his/her professional practice.

Target Audience:

The content is designed for healthcare providers with an interest in skeletal health assessment, including specialists, generalists and technologists working in family medicine, general and internal medicine, endocrinology, rheumatology, obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, pediatrics, physical and occupational therapy, nuclear medicine and research.

Overall Course Objectives

  • Identify the most appropriate and reproducible sites for densitometry in children and adolescents.
  • Outline the corrections in DXA measurements that should be made when acquiring assessments in children and adolescents.
  • Describe the uses of measurement tools for acquiring bone densitometry assessments including DXA, as well as those other than DXA.
  • Summarize the elements that should be included in a DXA report for a child or adolescent.
  • Recognize issues that arise in children with chronic disease(s) that many times arise in the skeletal assessment.

Course Lectures

  1. Definition of Osteoporosis in Children
  2. Bone Deficits in Children with Chronic Disease
  3. Peripheral Measurements
  4. Reporting
  5. Summary Q&A

CME Credit 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.

Accreditation Statement

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to offer continuing medical education for physicians.

CE Credit Qualification

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

Course Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, that registrants attend the Osteoporosis Essentials Course (Clinician or Technologist) prior to attending the Pediatric Bone Densitometry course.

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If you are interested in offering this ISCD course internationally, please submit an Interest Form.

Last modified: December 21, 2017