Bone Mineral Densitometry Reporting: Pearls and Pitfalls.
Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Apr 20;:846537120919627 Authors: Martineau P, Morgan SL, Leslie WD ]
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the method of choice for assessing bone mineral density (BMD). Unfortunately, the performance and interpretation of DXA can be challenging and errors are common. In fact, it has been reported that up to 90% of BMD reports contain at least 1 error. Errors can be the result of technique or interpretative in nature or both and can result in inappropriate diagnosis and management. In this article, we review the various types of pitfalls frequently encountered by physicians interpreting DXA studies. Being aware of these pitfalls will help readers recognize and avoid them when encountered in clinical practice. PMID: 32309998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]