The European Menopause and Andropause Society states that “Osteoporosis and its Consequent fractures is a major public health problem”. Recommends possible screening for osteoporosis in later life. Posted June 26, 2012.
EMAS (European Menopause and Andropause Society) position statement: Volume 68, Issue 1 , Pages 98-101, January 2011 EMAS position statement: Bone densitometry screening for osteoporosis. Mark Brincat
Osteoporosis and its consequent fractures is a major public health problem.
Bone densitometry has an important role in screening postmenopausal women for osteoporosis. For higher sensitivity and specificity, there may be a stronger case for screening in later life, depending on the extent to which risk factors add to the value of bone mineral density tests.