ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Training Course
For practitioners and operators involved with bone densitometry. The course will run every 12 months, with additional courses scheduled when demand is strong. See the Densitometry Course section of this website.
Accreditation Guidelines for Bone Densitometry
ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course Accreditation process
Download the process
Standards for the accreditation of bone densitometry practises.
Download the guidlines.
DXA Statistical Quality Control (DXASQC) Spreadsheet
Courtesy of John Cormack Medical Imaging Division, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
For technologists and physicians to assess the Quality Control of their DXA Scanner.
DXASQC is a spreadsheet template designed to plot and assess the statistical significance of drifts in the calibration of DXA scanners. It uses standard statistical quality control (SQC) techniques to flag QC phantom measurements which indicate that the scanner calibration has drifted, or may be about to drift, outside accepted calibration limits.
The DXASQC spreadsheet program is available in TWO VERSIONS:
- DXASQCv2_8(Man) - for MANUAL data entry from any densitometry machine
- DXASQCv2_8(Auto) - for AUTOMATIC data access from GE/Lunar machines which use the GE “Encore” bone densitometry software.
MANUAL Data Entry from any densitometry machine
You can download and save these 2 files separately, or you can download them in a single, smaller ZIP file.
ZIP file containing the above 2 files (ZIP 781KB)
AUTOMATIC Data Access from GE/Lunar machines with "Encore" software ONLY
You can download and save these 3 files separately, or you can download them in a single, smaller ZIP file.
Read the instructions first:
Read Me - DXASQCv2_8(Auto) (WORD DOC: 99KB)
DXASQCv2_8(Auto) spreadsheet (EXCEL FILE: 4.88MB)
Sample SQC database (ACCESS FILE: 312KB)\
ZIP file containing the above 3 files (ZIP 894KB)
Reports from the Bone Densitometry Committee
Geelong Osteoporosis Study DXA Reference Range
ANZMBS Summary and Postition Statement - (Located in 'Policies & Position Statements' section)