Standards and Guidelines for Performing Central Dual X-Ray Densitometry from the Canadian Panel of International Society for Clinical Densitometry Academic Article uri icon

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  • The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit global organization formed to ensure excellence in densitometry imaging, interpretation, and application. The Canadian panel of the ISCD represents ISCD in Canada and oversees Canadian bone densitometry certification programs. The standards of care from the Canadian panel of the ISCD have been developed in order to establish the minimum level of acceptable performance for the practice of bone densitometry in Canada. A variety of techniques are available for skeletal assessment of bone mineral density, which vary in accuracy, precision, and clinical utility as well as availability. This article focuses on central dual X-ray absorptiometry in adults and does not address densitometry in the pediatric population. Other technologies will be addressed in a subsequent article.


  • Khan, Aliya
  • Brown, J
  • Faulkner, K
  • Kendler, D
  • Lentle, B
  • Leslie, W
  • Miller, PD
  • Nicholson, L
  • Olszynski, WP
  • Watts, NB
  • Hanley, D
  • Hodsman, A
  • Josse, R
  • Murray, TM
  • Yuen, K

publication date

  • December 2002