LOINC
Version 2.68

85387-9DXA Humerus - right [Mass/Area] Bone densityActive

Term Description

Measuring the bone density of the humerus helps determine the best approach to treatment for patients being considered for shoulder surgery and those with humeral fractures. Patients needing shoulder surgery are at higher risk of local osteoporosis due to lack of mechanical stimulation, and general osteoporosis is a common risk factor for proximal humerus fractures in patients aged 65 and over. Determining the presence of osteoporosis pre-operatively can help decide if different repair techniques and hardware, such as threaded anchors, should be used. [PMID: 25027108]
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Views for bone density
Property
ArMass
Time
Pt
System
Upper extremity.right>Humerus
Scale
Qn
Method
DXA

Additional Names

Short Name
DXA Humerus-R ArMass BMD

Basic Attributes

Class
RAD
Type
Clinical
First Released
Version 2.61
Last Updated
Version 2.64
Change Reason
Updated Component from "Bone density" to "Views for bone density" based on the LOINC/Radlex unified model.
Order vs. Observation
Observation

Member of these Groups

LG38531-6 DXA|Humerus|Views for bone density|Laterality:ANY
LG41850-5 Region imaged: Upper extremity

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
针对骨密度的多重视图:质量/面积:时间点:上肢.右侧>肱骨:定量型:双能X线吸收法
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Viste per densità ossea:ArMass:Pt:Omero.destro:Qn:Osteodensitometria

Example Units

Unit Source
g/cm2 Example UCUM Units

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

https://fhir.loinc.org/CodeSystem/$lookup?system=http://loinc.org&code=85387-9