Overview

By the end of this program, the viewer should be able to:

  • Define osteoporosis.
  • State general statistics associated with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures.
  • Identify risk factors of osteoporosis.
  • Differentiate primary and secondary causes of osteoporosis.
  • Discuss various methods used to image vertebral compression fractures.
  • Explain the difference between vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
  • List the major objectives of fracture management. 
  • Identify the indications, contraindications, and risks of percutaneous fixation of vertebral compression fractures.


Details

COURSE LENGTH:  1 Hour

ACCREDITATION TYPE:   ASRT - Technologists                      

CREDIT HOURS:  1       



Target Audience

The target audience is radiologic technologists. Other technologists and medical personnel may also benefit from viewing this program.