Too few undergoing BMD screening: expert

Bone mineral density screening remains valuable and underutilised, an expert says, despite a study casting doubt on the value of repeat tests in elderly patients.

Uptake of BMD screening for patients 70 and over was only 15% of predicted use, according to Professor Peter Ebeling, medical director of Osteoporosis Australia.

“It’s been much lower than anticipated,” he said.

He was responding to a US study which found a