Ontario Association of Radiologists’ Canadian Bone Mineral Densitometry Accredited Densitometry Technologist Course & Specialized Workshop for Medical Physicists

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on March 22, 2016

Date: April 9-10, 2016
Location: Twenty Toronto Street, Conferences and Events (Downtown Toronto)
Topic: Complimentary workshop for Medical Physicists

Are you interested in new opportunities for Medical Physicists or considering what to do during retirement? Learn why and how you can become part of this important program!

Canadian Bone Mineral Densitometry (CBMD) facility accreditation is a vital Ontario health care program, and the only program of its kind in North America predicated on the mandatory involvement of medical physicists for QA/QC. Two key elements of this program are:

  1. medical physicists performing on-site and on-going quality assurance of equipment and technologists, and for the independent validation of results; and
  2. implementation of the national Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) diagnostic reporting standards for BMD.

Unlike the majority of diagnostic imaging procedures, bone mineral densitometry (BMD) is not just performed to arrive at a diagnosis. It plays an essential role in monitoring patients who are at risk of developing osteoporosis, or are on treatment for high fracture risk. It is also an essential component in the determination of fracture risk. Because the technique is quantitative rather than qualitative, there is a relatively greater need to ensure that standards are met and proper quality control procedures in place. It is important for reporting physicians to have confidence in the technical information on precision for both the spine and femur to monitor BMD in patients.

More than 40 Ontario facilities are currently undergoing accreditation through the OAR’s new enhanced online CBMD Facility Accreditation Application. Numerous requests have been made to the OAR office to take this program outside Ontario and several out-of-province medical physicists have already registered for the April course.

Please join us Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10. Registration is free and includes hot breakfast and lunch as well as refreshment breaks for both days.

Click here to download the course brochure pdf which includes the detailed agenda and list of speakers.

Click here for the registration page.

Please contact the Ontario Association of Radiologists with any questions you may have.