Currently accepted indications for BMD measurement

What are the currently accepted indications for BMD measurement?

• Age >65 years (women); age ≥70 (men).

• Estrogen deficiency plus one risk factor for osteoporosis.

• Vertebral deformity, fracture, or osteopenia by x-ray.

• Primary hyperparathyroidism.

• GC therapy, ≥5 mg/day of prednisone for ≥3 months.

• Monitoring the response to a Food and Drug Administration-approved osteoporosis medication.

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