BMD interpretation mistakes - case 8

REPORT (second test):
Total bone mineral content of L1 through L4 is 46.68 gm., with an average bone mineral density of 0.852 gm./sq./cm. These values are compatible with mild osteopenia. . .

Compared with previous study of 2-24-97, there has been an interim annualized decrease in average bone mineral density in the lumbar spine of 7.27% per year, a significant loss.

The patient and her physician were very concerned about the high bone loss, and she was referred to my clinic to evaluate her 7% decreased bone density.

Updated 8/8/05