Standards and guidelines for performing central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in premenopausal women, men, and children

J Clin Densitom. 2004 Spring;7(1):51-64. doi: 10.1385/jcd:7:1:51.


The Canadian Panel of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry has developed standards in order to establish the minimum level of acceptable performance for the practice of bone densitometry in Canada. Previously, this group addressed the performance of densitometry in postmenopausal women. This report addresses the use of densitometry in men, premenopausal women, and children with a focus on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorptiometry, Photon / standards*
  • Bone Density*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / diagnosis
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteoporosis / complications
  • Osteoporosis / diagnosis*
  • Premenopause
  • Risk Factors