Osteoporosis Essentials, a Joint IOF/ISCD course
Jun 8, 2019 08:00AM to Jun 8, 2019 06:00PM
St.Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
1. Recognize and report fragility fractures and know impact on fracture risk assessment
2. Evaluate fracture risk utilizing advances in skeletal imaging
3. Integrate trabecular bone score with BMD and FRAX in evaluating fracture risk
4. Recognize early radiographic features of atypical femoral fractures.
This course will enable the technologist 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.