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Denver CO – OSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials for Technologists

November 7, 2015 - November 8, 2015


November 7, 2015
November 8, 2015


The Curtis Denver
1405 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202 United States
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The Curtis Denver
1405 Curtis Street, Denver CO 80202
+1 303.571.0300
ISCD Meeting rates guaranteed until: October 16, 2015

Single / Double: $109.00
Subject to applicable State and Local Taxes, Fees and Assessments

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Course Schedule

Registration and Sign-In will begin at: 7:15 AM
Day 1 – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM with 1 hour lunch break
Day 2 – 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM
* Please note food will not be provided at the course.

Fees for Osteoporosis Essentials for Technologists
Day 1 & 2

Technologist Industry
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Regular $325 $425 $325 $425
Late $375 $475 $375 $475

Course Description

Osteoporosis Essentials for Technologists / Schedule Day 1 / Schedule Day 2 / Policies

OSTEOPOROSIS: Essentials of Densitometry, Diagnosis and Management An international course of the ISCD and IOF – Formerly the ISCD Bone Densitometry Course

The core elements of this program provide a set of standard practices and information to raise the quality of DXA exams and patient care. This is accomplished by increasing awareness of the technical expertise involved in bone densitometry and educating how to address the related challenges. The course focuses on the role a technologist plays in DXA exam acquisition and patient care.

Target Audience

This course is most appropriate for those involved in bone densitometry examination performance. It is open to any Technologist or Allied Health professional performing DXA scans.


After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:

  • Design and implement quality control and assurance practices
  • Understand the importance of precision assessments and how to conduct in a facility
  • Identify lumbar spine, proximal femur and forearm anatomy and recognize abnormal or unusual anatomy and correct patient positioning for scan acquisition and analysis
  • Recognize vertebral fracture significance in osteoporosis and techniques for acquiring VFA scans
  • Critically evaluate DXA scans and identify acquisition and analysis errors as methods to resolve errors
  • Recognize how technical errors impact clinical interpretation and patient care


Credit Designation

Day 1 has been approved by the ASRT for 9.5 continuing education credits. Day 2 has been approved by the ASRT for 5.0 continuing education credits.
Technologists must sign in and out each day to verify attendance and receive credit. Partial credit will not be given for either day.

Attestation of Achievement – Technologists (This is not a replacement for CBDT Certification.)

The Joint Entity of ISCD and IOF have developed an additional opportunity for those interested in demonstrating their competence in this subject matter. Individuals attending the two-day course are eligible to register for an online activity demonstrating competency in the specific content relayed in this course. Successful completion of the activity will provide the individual with an Attestation of Achievement that can be printed.
This is not an ISCD Certification.

Osteoporosis Essentials for Technologists
Day 1 Lectures 8:00am – 6:00pm

Lecture 1: Overview of Osteoporosis

Lecture 2: Bone Measurement Device Operating Principles

Lecture 3: X-Ray Science, Radiation Safety and Quality Assurance

Lecture 4: Principles of DXA Scan Interpretation

Lecture 5: Quality Assurance

Lecture 6: Role of the Technologist

Lecture 7: Anatomy, Positioning and Acquisition – Spine

Lecture 8: Anatomy, Positioning and Acquisition – Femur & Forearm

Lecture 9: Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA)

Osteoporosis Essentials for Technologists
Day 2 Lectures 8:00am – 12:45pm

Lecture 10: Scan Analysis

Lecture 11: Clinical Management of the Osteoporotic Patient

Lecture 12: DXA Assessment and Impact on Clinical Cares

Lecture 13: Case Review

Lecture 14: Cases


Policy on Commercial Support and Conflict of Interest

The ISCD maintains a policy on the use of commercial support, which ensures that all educational activities sponsored by the ISCD provide in-depth presentations that are fair, balanced, independent, and scientifically rigorous. All faculty and planners are required to complete a Conflict of Interest form. This information will be made available through course syllabus materials.


The information and suggestions presented at the courses, seminars and other programs sponsored by ISCD and other collaborating societies are subject to change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study. Any forms presented at our seminars or programs are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures and forms contained or used in such seminars or programs should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.

Attendance Cancellation Policy

All changes in registration must be made in writing to education@iscd.org. Cancellations during regular registration are subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations received during Late registration will not be refunded. Transfer to another course must be requested, in writing, at least 14 days before the course. The request is subject to space availability and a $25 administrative fee.

Course Changes or Cancellations

ISCD reserves the right to cancel the program, change dates and/or meeting location. If a program is cancelled, all program fees will be refunded automatically unless the registered participant elects to transfer to another program Participants will be notified of any changes within 21 days of the course start date.

Travel Cancellations Disclaimer

ISCD does not assume responsibility for registrants’ travel or hotel expenses. ISCD recommends that transportation arrangements be made no sooner than 21 days before the course date.

Disability Compliance

The ISCD fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to participate fully in the ISCD program, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make appropriate accommodations. You can make accommodation requests by calling 860.259.1000 ext 101 or send via email to education@iscd.org.


Neither the Certified Clinical Densitometrist(CCD) nor the Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist(CBDT) Exam are offered immediately following the Bone Densitometry Course. Log onto the ISCD website (www.ISCD.org) for more information on how to submit an application to take either of these exams, as well as locations where the exams are offered throughout the year.