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DXA: The Gold Standard for Bone Densitometry

Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

“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.


  • 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


Upon conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:

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


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


Continuing Medical Education