Students of this course will be instructed to read the E book Radiographic Bone Densitometry. The book contains up to date and comprehensive information regarding osteoporosis, bone densitometry, radiation protection, and procedural tactics. Upon completion of the reading material, there is a post test that needs to be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion.
The student, having completed the course, will have the latest information on radiographic bone densitometry and radiation protection for professionals, as well as tools and techniques for minimizing radiation dose for patients and staff, and quality control.
Section 1 - Patient Care
Osteoporosis - Definition of Osteoporosis, Primary Osteoporosis, Secondary Osteoporosis, WHO Diagnostic Criteria of Osteoporosis
Bone Anatomy - Bone Marrow, Periosteum, Endosteum, Cortical Bone, Cancellous (Trabecular or Spongy) Bone
Bone Physiology - Structural Support and Protection, Storage of Essential Minerals, Osteoblasts, Osteocytes, Osteoclasts, Bone Growth, Bone Remodeling Cycle, Factors Affecting Bone Remodeling,
Impact of Nutrition and Exercise on Bone Health - Role of Calcium and Vitamin D in Bone Health, Role of Other Nutrients in Bone Health, Impact of Exercise and Physical Activity on Bone Health
Osteoporosis and Bone Health Risk Factors - Factors Affecting Bone Mass, Changes in the Skeleton at Different Stages of Life, Impact of Weight on Bone Health, Reproductive Factors Affecting Bone Health, Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy, Effect of Smoking, Alcohol, and Heavy Metals on Bone Health, Diseases and Osteoporosis Risk, Medications That Impact Osteoporosis Risk
Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis - Lifestyle Factors, Fall Prevention, Drug Therapies, Hormone Therapy, Risks versus Benefits of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators, Calcitonin, Combination Therapy with Antiresorptive Drugs, Combination Therapy with Anabolic Agents and Antiresorptive Drugs, New and Future Therapies for Osteoporosis, Laboratory Tests and Biochemical Markers, Study Design for Osteoporosis Treatments, Antiresorptives, Drugs that Promote Bone Formation, Osteoporotic Fractures, Incidence of Fractures, Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures, Future Research on Population-Based Interventions
Imaging Modalities for Bone Densitometry - Digital X-Ray Radiogrammetry (DXR), Quantitative Ultrasound, Quantitative Computed Tomography, Photon Absorptiometry, Single-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (SXA), Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA aka DEXA), Next Generation Risk Assessment Tools, Radiography, Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT), High resolution Peripheral QCT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, DXA Operator Training and Certification, Bone Mass Measurement Act, ICD Codes, CPT Codes
Patient Preparation for DXA - Patient Preparation for DXA, Patient Instructions, Explanation of Procedure, Motion and Breathing Requirements, Number and Duration of Scans, Patient History, Medical history, Contraindications, Clinical Indications and Guidelines, Patient Factors, Special Needs, Fall Prevention and Mobility Assistance, Mental Impairment or Disorientation, Removal of Artifact Producing Clothing, Anatomy, Pathology, Body Habitus, Nonremovable Artifacts, Pediatric and Adolescent DXA Scanning, Procedural Considerations with Pediatric DXA, DXA Measurement in Newborn Babies, Indications for DXA in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients
Section 2 - Safety
Fundamental Principles of Radiation Safety - ALARA, Basic Methods of Protection, Time, Distance, Shielding
Biological Effects of Radiation - Deterministic Effects, Skin Injury from Radiation, Cataracts, Sterility, Acute Radiation Syndrome, Teratogenesis, Stochastic Effects, Carcinogenesis 183, Radiosensitive Tissues / Organs
Units of Measurement - Absorbed Dose, Equivalent Dose, Effective Dose, Skin Dose, Levels of Radiation in DXA
General Radiation Protection Issues - Scatter Radiation, Occupational Protection, Room Design and Scanner-Operator Distance, Personnel Monitoring, Exposure Records
Patient Radiation Protection - Comparison Levels of Radiation, DXA Dose, Peripheral or Axial, Natural Background Radiation, Minimizing Patient Exposure, Patient Instructions, Correct Exam Performance
Section 3 - Image Production
Fundamentals of Image Production - X-Ray Tubes and X-Ray Energy Production, Properties of X-ray Beam, Beam Quality (kVp) and Quantity (mA), Exposure Duration / Time, Filters and Collimators, Pencil, Fan, and Cone Beam DXA Systems,
Quality Control - Equipment Safety, Electrical Safety, Pinch Points, Emergency Stop Button, Phantoms and Calibration, Types of Phantoms, DXA Calibration, In Vivo Precision Study, Cross - Calibration, Troubleshooting, Shift or Drift, Pass / Fail, Need for Service, Record Maintenance, Storage and Retrieval of Data, Back-up and Archiving Procedures,
Measuring BMD - Basic Statistical Concepts, Standard Deviation, Coefficient of variation, Standard Scores, BMD formula, Z-Score and T Score, FRAX® (WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool), Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA), Pediatric/Adolescent Scanning, Changes in BMD with Age, Case Studies,
Determining Quality in BMD - Precision, Sources of Precision Error, Accuracy, Factors Affecting Accuracy and Precision, Scanner Speed / Mode and Current, Positioning, Geometry (e.g., Centering, ROI Size), Body Habitus and Variant Anatomy, Pathology, Follow Up Scans, File and Database Management, Entry of Patient Data, Storage and Retrieval of Data, Data Backup and Archiving,
Section 4 - Procedures
DXA Scanning of Lumbar Spine - L-Spine DXA Anatomy, Regions of Interest, Radiographic Appearance, patient instructions, Patient Positioning, ROI Placement, L-Spine DXA Common Problems, poor bone edge detection, nonremovable artifacts, L-Spine DXA variant anatomy, Fractures or Pathology
DXA Scanning of Proximal Femur - Femur / Hip DXA Anatomy, Regions of Interest, Radiographic Appearance, patient instructions, Patient Positioning, ROI Placement, Common Problems, poor bone edge detection, nonremovable artifacts, variant anatomy, Fractures or Pathology
DXA Scanning of Forearm - Forearm DXA Anatomy, Regions of Interest, Radiographic Appearance, patient instructions, Patient Positioning, ROI Placement, Common Problems, poor bone edge detection, nonremovable artifacts, variant anatomy, Fractures or Pathology
ARRT* STRUCTURED EDUCATION CREDIT DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS COURSE.
What is this?
|DISCIPLINE ||CATEGORY & SUBCATEGORIES||CE CREDITS PROVIDED|
|BD - 2016
||Patient Care - Patient Bone Health, Care, and Radiation Principles
|BD - 2016
||Image Production - Equipment Operation and Quality Control
| BD - 2016
||Procedures - DXA Scanning
Understanding This Chart
This chart may not show the total number of approved category A CE credits. The total number of CE Credits is in the headline at the top of this page. This chart shows the credit distribution the ARRT* has assigned to this activity for R.T.s who are meeting their structured education requirements (ie. while pursuing a credential using the postprimary pathway). The code on the left shown in the DISCIPLINE column represents the ARRT* content outline for the disciplines. This chart is also for R.T.s who are meeting their prescribed CE requirements (as part of the CQR process.) What is the CQR process?
All of our courses are approved by ASRT and guaranteed to be accepted by all RT, NM, and US national and state registries in the USA, US territories, and Canada for both full and limited licensed radiologic technologists.
||The American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT*)
accepts this course for CE Credits.
||The Nuclear Medicine Technology
Certification Board (NMTCB)
accepts this course for Nuclear Medicine
||The American Registry for Diagnostic
Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
accepts this course for Ultrasound CME.
||The Society of Diagnostic Medical
Sonography (SDMS) accepts this course
for Ultrasound CME.
||The Texas Department of State
Health Services (DSHS) accepts
this course for Medical Radiologic
Technologist Continuing Education
||The California Department of Public
Health Radiologic Health Branch
(CARHB) accepts this course
for Radiologic Technologist CE.
||The Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Radiation Control (FLBRC)
accepts our courses for RT CE
||Our courses are recognized by Canadian
provinces for Continuing Professional
Development Credits / hours.
1 X-Ray CE Credit = 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 Education Hour
This 23 Credit CE course includes;
- The ability to Start Right Now, if you want you can finish and get your credits today
- Unlimited time to take the exam. You don't have to finish today if you don't want to.
- Work is saved as you answer each question online.
- The ability to log off and continue the online test whenever you like even from different devices.
- ASRT approved ARRT* Category A Continuing Education Credits.
- No Faxing, No emailing back and forth, no paper.
- 100% paperless e course and reading material in the form of a pdf file e-book (not a paperback or hardcover book) that is;
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- A Certificate of completion immediately downloadable after passing the test.
- The freedom to use different devices at different times during the same exam attempt.
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All available courses are approved by the ASRT for ARRT* and every state's Limited License Radiographer Continuing Education Credit.
How long will it take?
This is not a paperback or hardcover book. Nothing will come in the mail. This means you can start right now. Our courses follow ARRT* Rules and are approved for the number of credits based on the amount of time it takes the reviewing body (ASRT) to read the entire reading material word for word and cover to cover. This time does not include taking the required post test. These requirements are followed for all reading material for all CE providers.
1 Credit = 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) = 1 Education Hour = 1 Credit Hour = 1 Hour of Reading
Many students are able to skim the material faster and search for the post test questions much more quickly than that, but the number of credits is a guideline for how many hours it will take to complete the course.
How many questions are in the test?
In order to get credit, the post test must follow ARRT* CE rules. The rules have been recently updated in 2016. This means that there are 8 questions for each 1 credit to a maximum of 120 questions. So, a 1 credit course has 8 questions, a 4 credit course has 24 questions, and so on, but anything over 15 credits has 120 questions. Again, this is the standard which all accredited courses must follow from any provider.
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All available courses are approved by the ASRT for ARRT Category A CE Credit. The ARRT accepts this approval. ALL US state agencies also accept this as approval for full and limited permit CE requirements. Most other registries in north america also accept this approval for RT and Ultrasound CE credits. Some states require specific subjects so check with your state agency.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or sold in different formats such as Google Play or Amazon. ARRT regulations state “Lecture presentations, directed readings, home study courses, or Internet activities reported in a biennium may not be repeated for credit in the same biennium (effective January 1, 2016).”