You see a 66-year-old female in the gastroenterology
clinic. She is known to have Crohn’s disease and has had several courses of
steroids but is now maintained in remission with the use of azathioprine.
Your registrar suggests that you arrange a dual-energy
x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) study on this patient to assess whether she has
Which of the following sites is the preferred site for
diagnosis of osteoporosis and is also the site at which fracture causes the
greatest personal and financial cost.
Shaft of femur