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.     

Target Audience

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