Bone Densitometry

This micro skills course will indicate how dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) works, why it is useful, how it differs from conventional x-ray and how radiation exposure can be optimised.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Broadly explain how DXA works
  3. Explain how and why radiation doses are applicable to DXA
  4. Explain the range of operator duties associated with DXA
  5. Explain the optimisation of patient dose

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.