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November 2012

DXA: The Gold Standard for Bone Densitometry

November 8, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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“Every 20 seconds someone in the United States breaks a bone as a result of Osteoporosis.” Bring your lunch.  Open to all DMU students, faculty, and staff. 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 Upon conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to: Identify patients at risk of fracture. Clarify the use of T…

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