Staff

    DXA Technologist
Denelle Hensley   Denelle Hensley is the Head DXA Technician at the ETSU Osteoporosis Center, a position she has held since April 2002. She completed the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Bone Densitometry Course and passed the certification test to become a Certified Densitometry Technician in 2003. In 2005, she successfully completed the Tennessee State American Registry of Radiologic Technologists test for bone density. In 2008, she upgraded her certification with ISCD to Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist. Ms. Hensley has performed thousands of bone density scans and is a qualified and experienced operator of the Hologic QDR 4500C DXA Machine, Delphi DXA Machine, Hologic Discovery DXA Machine, and GE Lunar Prodigy DXA Scanner (version 9.15).
  
In her role as Head DXA Technician, Ms. Hensley drives and operates the Mobile Unit DXA Bus and performs DXA scans at health fair screenings in the community. In 2010, she performed bone screenings with the Mobile Unit at the Remote Area Medical Clinic held at the Bristol Motor Speedway. In addition to performing bone density scans, she is responsible for performing quality checks on the DXA machines, proofreading outgoing patient reports for quality assurance, exchanging monthly radiation badges, maintaining correspondence with local and state radiation safety officers, calculating patient fracture risks, performing scans for clinical trials when necessary, educating patients and the public about osteoporosis, and assuring that upgrades of the Center’s DXA software remain current. She has assisted in development of educational programs for area schools, instructed College of Medicine residents, assisted in the promotion and marketing of the bone density program, and served as Study Coordinator for various clinical trials and in-house research protocols. Ms. Hensley works closely with the front office staff to schedule patient scans and office visits, and supervises other DXA technicians when necessary.

 

 

 

Patient Coordinator

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Susan Luna Denton is a graduate of King University, where sh received her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in the fields of Biology and Psychology. She also holds a Business Administration Graduate Certificate from East Tennessee State University. Susan joined the ETSU Osteoporosis Center in March of 2013 where she works as a Patient Coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    


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