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UAB DXA facility re-accredited

  • January 30, 2012

UAB's osteoporosis clinic has been re-accredited by an international society.

The UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic/DXA Facility in the Kirklin Clinic has been awarded re-accreditation from the International Society for Clinical Densitometry through November 2014. The clinic and DXA, or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, facility is a multidisciplinary clinic specializing in metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis.

ISCD DXA Accreditation Standards cover four core areas: personnel, DXA quality assurance and quality control, scan acquisition and analysis and scan interpretation and reporting.

“Earning ISCD accreditation tells the Birmingham community and potential patients that the UAB clinic has attained a measure of excellence and quality performance in this field,” said Christopher Shuhart, M.D., ISCD facility accreditation co-chair.

ISCD is an international non-profit professional society linking multiple disciplines with an interest in bone mass measurement and assessment of skeletal integrity. In earning ISCD accreditation, skeletal assessment facilities communicate to their community, patients and other stakeholders that their facility has attained a significant measure of excellence in the provision of skeletal assessment services.

“We are very pleased to be recognized in the skeletal-assessment community for providing outstanding services in accordance with international standards and benchmarks in this field,” said Sarah L Morgan, M.D., medical director of the facility.