Pediatric Bone Densitometry Course
March 6, 2021 - March 7, 2021
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.
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.
Registration for this course will open in the fall. For more information about the course, please click here.