[Screening for osteoporosis].

  title={[Screening for osteoporosis].},
  author={Christian Kasperk},
  journal={Der Radiologe},
  volume={48 1},
Osteoporosis affects approximately 7 million patients in Germany and severely impairs quality of life. The clinical picture, subjective complaints as well as the presence or absence of risk factors are essential to determine the individual risk profile and to decide on possible serum blood tests, osteodensitometry, and X-ray examinations. Back pain or other clinical evidence of impaired bone stability should be evaluated with X-ray studies of the spine. If osteoporosis and an increased risk of… CONTINUE READING

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