The Bone Densitometry certification demonstrates a radiologic technologist’s advanced knowledge and competence in performing bone densitometry examinations, which are used to diagnose and monitor osteoporosis and other conditions related to bone loss. This certification is offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator certification exam covers three main content categories:
This section focuses on patient assessment, preparation, and management, as well as radiation safety and protection specific to bone densitometry.
This section covers principles of image production, including image acquisition, processing, and display, as well as quality control and improvement.
This section assesses your knowledge of various bone densitometry procedures and the use of equipment.
To prepare for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Exam, review the exam content specifications provided by the ARRT, utilize study materials such as textbooks, review courses, and practice exams, and consider participating in study groups or online forums.
The ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator exam uses a scaled scoring system, with a passing score of 75. The actual number of correct answers needed to pass may vary slightly depending on the specific exam version.
To become eligible for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator certification exam, candidates must meet the following criteria:
a. Hold a current ARRT registration in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation Therapy.
b. Complete an ARRT-approved structured education program in Bone Densitometry, which covers specific content areas outlined by the ARRT.
c. Complete the required clinical experience in bone densitometry, as specified by the ARRT. This includes performing and documenting a variety of bone densitometry procedures.
The ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator certification exam consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions, with a time limit of 2 hours. The exam is administered on a computer at Pearson VUE testing centers.
To apply for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator certification exam, submit an application form to the ARRT, along with documentation of your structured education and clinical experience. You will also need to pay the required exam fee.