DXA: The Gold Standard for Bone Densitometry

Des Moines, IA US
November 8, 2012


“Every 20 seconds someone in the United States breaks a bone as a result of osteoporosis.”

Agenda

  • Osteoporosis Facts
  • Your DXA-Discovery A
  • Radiation Dose
  • Why DXA?
  • Who is at risk?
  • BMD & VFA (Vertebral Fracture Risk Assessments)
  • Osteoporosis, BMD and T-scores
  • FRAX™
  • New Treatment Recommendations
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics

Objectives

  • Identify patients at risk of fracture.
  • Clarify the use of T and Z-Scores according to the International Society of Clinical Densitometry’s Guidelines.
  • Utilize the World Health Organization’s 10-Year Absolute Fracture Risk Assessment Tool, i.e. FRAX.
  • Demonstrate how DXA Body Composition measurements can be used clinically.

Speaker

Joyce M. Paucek, BSEE
Osteoporosis and MRI Sales Specialist, Hologic

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
11/08/2012
Course expires: 
11/08/2012
Event starts: 
11/08/2012 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
11/08/2012 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/08/2012
Course expires: 
11/08/2012

Price

Cost:
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