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Osteoporosis International

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 456–459 | Cite as

The perspective of the International Osteoporosis Foundation on the official positions of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry

  • John A. KanisEmail author
  • Ego Seeman
  • Olof Johnell
  • Rene Rizzoli
  • Pierre Delmas
Position Paper

Introduction

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) has published position statements on topics relating to the use and interpretation of measurements of bone mineral density (BMD). The most recent appeared in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry [1] and was republished in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism and in Osteoporosis International [2, 3]. The topics included the indications for testing with BMD, the use of central dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, the use of the Z-score and some recommendations for the spelling of the T-score and Z-score. Although these topics were chosen in an attempt to produce international consistency and consensus, most of the position statements lack a scientific basis.

Indications for bone density testing

The ISCD recommends that BMD testing be undertaken in all women aged 65 years or more and in all men aged 70 years or more. In adult men and postmenopausal women below this threshold...

Keywords

Bone Mineral Density Osteoporosis Lumbar Spine Femoral Neck Fracture Risk 
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© International Osteoporosis Foundation and National Osteoporosis Foundation 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Kanis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ego Seeman
    • 2
  • Olof Johnell
    • 3
  • Rene Rizzoli
    • 4
  • Pierre Delmas
    • 5
  1. 1.WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone DiseasesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Endocrine UnitAustin Hospital, University of MelbourneMelbourneAustra;ia
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsMalmo General HospitalMalmoSweden
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity HospitalGenevaSwitzerland
  5. 5.INSERM Research Unit 403Hopital Edouard HerriotLyonFrance

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