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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,IA50312United 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.AgendaOsteoporosis FactsYour DXA-Discovery ARadiation DoseWhy DXA?Who is at risk?BMD & VFA (Vertebral Fracture Risk Assessments)Osteoporosis, BMD and T-scoresFRAX™New Treatment RecommendationsObesityPediatricsObjectivesUpon conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to: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…

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