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Limited Permit X-Ray Technician School: Bone Densitometry
What is the Limited Permit X-Ray Technician School?
The Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE), certified by the State of California Radiological Health Branch offers Limited Permit X-ray Technician School in Bone Densitometry. This three-day course is given Friday to Sunday to accommodate the working person. The school is a value-added program that allows the student to receive cutting-edge education, information and quality instruction. The course is 18 hours of classroom instruction, 4 hours of lab and 4 hours of clinical instrution where the student will perform the 20 scans that are required by the State of California to be eligible to take the state licensing exam.
Dates for upcoming Limited Permit X-Ray Technician School in Bone Densitometry.
Download and submit registration form for desired date
Call (510) 832-2663 x22 for more information
LIMITED LICENSE SCHOOL STAFF
Kyla Kent, CDT - Program Director
Vivian Zhen - Program Administrator
LIMITED LICENSE SCHOOL FACULTY
Kathleen Cody, MBA
Kyla Kent, CDT
Sven Prevrhal, PhD
John Shepherd, PhD
Jennifer Yates, EdD, RT(R)(M)(BD)
LIMITED LICENSE SCHOOL RADIOLOGY SUPERVISOR OPERATORS
Claudio Palma, MD
Roy Harris, MD, CCD
Anjali Jain, MD
LIMITED LICENSE SCHOOL CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS
Karen Felts, CDT
Kyla Kent, CDT
Russell Scott, CDT
Micah Wendell, CDT
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
To register for the Limited License School, print out all the relevant documents below and complete the Registration Form. Please read ALL registration materials before submitting your registration. You can either fax completed form to 510-208-7174 OR mail to FORE LLS, 1814 Franklin Street, Ste. 620, Oakland, CA 94612.
Please email email@example.com if you need a registration form to be sent to you by fax or mail.
How much does the course cost?
The cost of the course is $1,520. The total cost for the course is $1,695.00; this includes the state exam application cost of $75 and a non-refundable registration fee of $100.
What does the license qualify me to do?
A limited license qualifies a technician to do bone densitometry testing only.
Who is eligible for the course?
Anyone is eligible to take the course but a medical background is helpful.
Can I take the state exam without taking a Limited License Bone Densitometry course?
You cannot take the state exam unless you have successfully completed a Limited License Bone Densitometry course.
What size are the classes?
The bone densitometry classes are designed for a small classroom setting with individualized clinical instruction.
What kind of machine will the students be using?
FORE uses Hologic DEXA machines. This course is designed to be a companion to the manufacturer's training.
How long does it take to get the license from the time I take the course?
FORE processes all the state required paperwork within one week from the completion of the course. The processing at the state level varies.
Do I need a Limited Permit in Bone Densitometry if I am a RT?
In the State of California, Certified Radiologic Technologists may perform all X-ray categories, including bone densitometry, with the exception of FLUOROSCOPY, MAMMOGRAPHY, RADIATION THERAPY and NUCLEAR MEDICINE. In California, those four modalities require additional permits.
While a CRT may not require additional certification to do DXAs, many organizations prefer that their technologists have the additional training provided in FORE's limited permit school in bone densitometry, and some facilities may actually require additional certification from the State of California Radiology Health Branch to assure quality among their staff.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists offers an Advanced Level Examination in Bone Densitometry that RT's may take if desired. Technologists who pass this exam may use the (BD) in addition to the RT(R) designation signifying advanced level registry status in bone densitometry.
Do I need a Limited License in Bone Densitometry if I am a Nuclear Medicine Technologist?
Yes. Nuclear Medicine does not cross over to X-ray, it is a stand-alone modality. The State of California Radiologic Health Branch licenses people for nuclear medicine, but they do not regulate schools for nuclear medicine.
Still have more questions? Please call 510-832-2663 x22 or 888-266-3015.