ASRT Authored Courses, Bone Densitometry
Bone Densitometry Basics | Module 14: Precision Studies, Serial Scanning, and QC
This module compares and contrasts the DXA machines of various manufacturers. Accuracy, precision, and trueness are defined, as well as statistical methods for calculating machine and technologist precision. The module also discusses calibration and cross-calibration techniques, the importance of serial scanning for diagnosis and treatment evaluation, and the importance of quality control and quality assurance programs. Maintenance requirements for DXA machines also are described.
ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
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The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.