To scan or not to scan? DXA in postmenopausal women

Kristi Tough DeSapri, Rachel Brook

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Fracture is a major cause of morbidity and death in postmenopausal women. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures bone mineral density, which helps in estimating fracture risk and in identifying those who may benefit from treatment. Although screening guidelines differ somewhat for postmenopausal women under age 65, in general, DXA is indicated if the patient has a high risk for fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Bone is lost with aging and declining estrogen and testosterone levels
  • particularly after menopause

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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