Recommendations for bone mineral density reporting in Canada.

  title={Recommendations for bone mineral density reporting in Canada.},
  author={Kerry Siminoski and William D Leslie and Heather Frame and Anthony B. Hodsman and Robert G. Josse and Aliya U Khan and Brian C. Lentle and Jacques L{\'e}vesque and David J Lyons and Giuseppe Tarulli and Jacques P Brown},
  journal={Canadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes},
  volume={56 3},
OBJECTIVE To propose a set of recommendations for optimal bone mineral density (BMD) reporting in postmenopausal women and older men and to provide clinicians with both a BMD diagnostic category and a useful tool to assess an individual's risk of osteoporotic fracture. OPTIONS The current methods of BMD reporting were reviewed. In this document, we propose that an individual's 10-year absolute fracture risk, rather than BMD alone, be used for fracture risk categorization. Consequently, age… CONTINUE READING
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