Standards and measurements for assessing bone health-workshop report co-sponsored by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

J Clin Densitom. Oct-Dec 2006;9(4):399-405. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2006.06.003. Epub 2006 Aug 17.


This article reports and discusses the results of the recent ISCD-NIST Workshop on Standards and Measurements for Assessing Bone Health. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the status of efforts to standardize and compare results from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, and then to identify and prioritize ongoing measurement and standards needs.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Absorptiometry, Photon / instrumentation
  • Absorptiometry, Photon / standards*
  • Bone Density*
  • Calibration
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Quality Control
  • Radiation Protection
  • Reference Standards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Societies
  • Societies, Medical
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical