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Vitamin D GuidelineVitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management (2013)
Developed by a group of clinicians and scientists with expertise in vitamin D and osteoporosis to address three key areas: Who to test for vitamin D deficiency, How to interpret vitamin D measurements and How to treat vitamin D deficiency.

Information on available vitamin D preparations from UKMi http://tinyurl.com/UKMi-VitaminD






Vitamin D and Bone Health: A Practical Clinical Guideline for Patient Management (2013): Quick Guide 


check list for dxa reports 3A structure for reporting dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scans at the hip and spine in adults (2012)
This practical guide describes a consensus view of a standard for the content and structure for the DXA report that will assist referring clinicians to achieve optimal care for their patients.

Peripheral X-ray absorptiometry in the management of osteoporosis (2011)
Provides practical advice about pDXA use in the management of osteoporosis, outlining its appropriate use and proper operation as well as offering a method to define the machine and site-specific levels of bone mineral density at which to treat osteoporosis.


Reporting dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scans in adult fracture risk assessment (2011)
This practical guide describes the reporting of DXA of the proximal femur and lumbar spine in adults within the context of fracture risk assessment. Additional components of a comprehensive fracture risk assessment, such as vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) scanning, and detailed clinical risk factor profiles, are also considered


A practical guide to bone densitometry in children (November 2004)
Designed to give helpful advice to clinicians who perform, or request, bone densitometry in children, giving guidance on how to scan and interpret results in children and the different scanning techniques (DXA, QCT and QUS) as they apply to children.


Guidelines for the provision of a clinical bone densitometry service (May 2002)
Designed to assist practitioners in the development of a hospital-based bone densitometry service, including the use of axial dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.


Position statement on the use of quantitative ultrasound in the management of osteoporosis (December 2001)
A vital document for anyone using QUS either in the NHS or private sector. Sets out a clear code of practice, outlining the standards to follow for a quality service.




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