Bone health and osteoporosis imaging

July 18, 11:30 - 12:30 CEST

BS 9b-1
Introduction by the moderator
Francis Zarb, Msida / MT
BS 9b-2
Osteoporosis: epidemiology, risk factors, and screening
Karen Knapp, Exeter / UK
Learning Objectives
1. To become familiar with epidemiological considerations and risk factors.
2. To be aware of screening and imaging in osteoporosis patient follow-up.
BS 9b-3
Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and other modalities
Rogério Lopes, Vila Nova de Foz Côa / PT
Learning Objectives
1. To become familiar with the evolution of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) systems.
2. To understand the important role of the radiographer in DXA examinations: optimisation, reproducibility, and quality assurance.
3. To become aware of the importance of understanding the scan generated report information.
BS 9b-4
Opportunities for radiographers in bone health
Eilish McDermott, Dublin / IE
Learning Objectives
1. To explore potential opportunities for radiographers to increase their contribution in this field.
2. To be aware of the limitations with current osteoporosis imaging structures and roles.
3. To discuss the importance of education, training, and continuous professional development for radiographers specialising in this field.
BS 9b-5
Live Q&A

Categories and Tags

  • Radiographer



Francis Zarb

Msida, Malta