ACOG Recommendations for Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis

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In a press release (13) on February 28, 2002, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced long-awaited recommendations for the use of bone densitometry. ACOG, like the NOF and AACE, recommended that all postmenopausal women 65 years of age and older be screened for osteoporosis. Similarly, they

2 See Chapter 11 for a discussion of the relationship between precision and rate of change in determining the interval between measurements.

Table 7-5

ACOG: 2001 Recommendations for Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis. Diseases and Conditions Associated with an Increased Risk for Osteoporosis in Which BMD Testing May Be Useful in Both Pre- and Postmenopausal Women

Table 7-5

ACOG: 2001 Recommendations for Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis. Diseases and Conditions Associated with an Increased Risk for Osteoporosis in Which BMD Testing May Be Useful in Both Pre- and Postmenopausal Women

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