The DXA Report: What Every Referring Clinician Needs to Know

  • Angelo A. Licata
  • Susan E. Williams


The report is the final sequence in the pathway of a patient’s bone density testing. After the technologist performs the test, the results are interpreted and a written report is generated by a clinician. The quality of the report can vary widely due to a lack of historical patient information and the fact that some “interpreters” simply pass on the data generated by the DXA computer and provide no clinical assessment or interpretation.


Bone Mineral Density Normal Bone Mineral Density Lumbar Bone Mineral Density Less Significant Change Osteopenic Bone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo A. Licata
    • 1
  • Susan E. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Endocrinology-MetabolismCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Endocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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