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ISCD BONE DENSITOMETRY COURSES


Course in Clinical
Bone Densitometry for Technologists
Sydney, Australia



Venue
3rd Floor Meeting Room, Randwick Labor Club
135 Alison Road, Randwick


Date
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2013

Registration by Monday 9th August 2013

Lecturers

Susan Baldwin, Senior Nuclear Medicine Tech, Brisbane
Geoff Roff, Senior Bone Densitometrist, Melbourne
Dr Ekaterina Zivanovic, Sydney

For Bookings, course info and other enquiries

e-mail: Geoff.Roff@austin.org.au
or
Gkroff@gmail.com

Phone: 0420 508 638

Description of the purpose of the course

The ISCD Bone Densitometry Training Course provides a comprehensive education in bone densitometry for people already working in the field as well as people interested in this diagnostic procedure.
The core elements of the program provide a set of standard practices and information to raise the level of awareness and education in bone densitometry. The course emphasizes central DXA testing, but also provides information on other forms of bone mass measurement, including peripheral DXA and QCT.
The course is for clinical use as well as for research purposes.

Radiation Safety Courses  are approvaed by the CEO of ARPANSA.


Clinician Course is open to MDs, PhDs, DOs, Nurse Practitioners.    
After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:
  • Identify the technique, safety and limitations of DXA scans
  • Explain the value of utilizing bone densitometry to assess and monitor fracture risk.
  • Summarize quality assurance and calculation of precision at a DXA site.
  • Apply the principles of DXA scan interpretation in reporting.
    
Technologist Course is open to Technologists or Allied Health Professionals performing DXA scans for the ISCD certification exam.      
After attending the course, participants should be better prepared to:
  • Identify the technique, safety and limitations of DXA scanning
  • Explain the value of utilizing bone densitometry to assess and monitor fracture risk
  • Apply knowledge of quality control and operation of DXA equipment.
  • Review patient preparation and proper positioning for DXA scanning.
  • Identify and perform proper scan acquisition and  analysis


CME Points for X-Ray Technologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists is awarding participants attending ISCD Bone Densitometry Certification Course 14 CPD points.

AIR have allocated 10 points for radiographers attending the course (appelation number 342.8).


CPD Points for Nuclear Medicine Technologists

This course is classed as a 2-day seminar, awarding participants 4 points.

CE Credit

The course qualifies for up to 12.5 category A credits through the ASRT.



Course Prerequisites

Clinician Course:  Must be in good standing with your licensing organization. Fellows/Residents must be in good standing with Fellows program (attestation required).


Technologist Course:  Must have performed at least 100 central DXA scans (attestation and manufacturer equipment name required). This is not a course for beginners who have no experience doing DXA scans.




Course in Clinical
Bone Densitometry for Technologists
Sydney, Australia
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2013

Registration by Monday 9th August 2013


For Bookings, course info and other enquiries

e-mail: Geoff.Roff@austin.org.au
or
Gkroff@gmail.com

Phone: 0420 508 638





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