Welcome to Bone Densitometry Online

This site is designed to help bone densitometry candidates prepare for the ARRT Limited Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator Examination for state licensing or the ARRT Registry Examination in Bone Densitometry for national certification.

Candidates for the ARRT Registry Examination in Bone Densitometry for national certification are required to meet the Professional Education Requirements specified in the ARRT Rules and Regulations. ARRT's Bone Densitometry Structured Education Requirements describe the specific eligibility requirements that must be documented as part of the application for certification and registration process.

Candidates for Bone Densitometry certification and registration must document at least 16 hours of structured education through My ARRT Info account on arrt.org. Structured education documentation must include at least 1 CE credit in each of these content areas: Patient Care, Image Production, and Procedures, for a total of at least 16 hours.

To obtain a license to operate Bone Densitometry (BD) equipment in Tennessee, one must:

(1) be 18 years of age and have a high school or GED diploma, (2) satisfactorily complete a state -approved 24-hour Bone Densitometry course, (3) receive machine training from the manufacturer (or authorized representative) or by a person holding a TN license in Bone Densitometry who has received machine-specific training by the manufacturer, and (4) pass the ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator Exam for state licensing. Note: ARRT Registered Technologists (RTs) who did not have a Tennessee x-ray license prior to July 1, 2006 and who perform Bone Densitometry in a physician’s office in Tennessee are required to either: (a) pass the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Exam for RTs, or (b) go through steps 1-4 above for a Tennessee license in Bone Densitometry.

This site has a Review course with mock tests that will help you study for the examination but does not contain ANY credits at this time.  We also offer a 3 day live course in Nashville, TN which consists of 18 hours of structured education. We are working on a video course that will contain all the needed hours.

There is a link above to our book entitled Principles of Bone Densitometry with CE that contains 6 credit hours or without CE credits, and then 3 individual articles directly from the book which are 2 credits each. You will also find CE relating to radiography there.

Review Available Activities

Under NAVIGATION on the left, click on Courses to view our current offerings.