Journal of Clinical Densitometry (JCD)

Your One-Stop Source for New Techniques and New Results in Skeletal Assessment.

With the rapidly expanding population of elderly people in the United States, the use of clinical densitometry in the diagnosis and treatment of such metabolic bone diseases as osteoporosis has becomes ever more important. New, more accurate and less expensive technologies for measuring bone mass are now available, and many physicians are already relying heavily on their test results, as well as on new bio-chemical markers, to optimize diagnosis and treatment of their patients.

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry presents in one journal all of the practice-oriented findings, techniques, and relevant technical information currently scattered across many different journals and books. The Journal of Clinical Densitometry publishes the latest clinical research on the uses of bone mass and density measurements in medical practice, as well as state-of-the-art review articles on critical topics. In addition, the Journal offers clinicians and technologists reports on accepted and emerging technologies, product reviews, practice management advice, and technical guidance for effective operation of densitometry machines, thus helping to ensure a high level of quality assurance, as well as a thorough understanding of the cost and the benefits associated with the various technologies.

Combining high quality research and review articles with sound, practice-oriented advice, the Journal of Clinical Densitometry meets the diverse diagnostic and management needs of all those radiologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, rheumatologists, gynecologists, family physicians, internists, and technologists whose osteoporotic patients require diagnostic clinical densitometry for therapeutic management.

JCD is the anchor for the publication of the internationally acknowledged ISCD Position Development Conferences and their resulting ISCD Official Positions. These positions lead the clinical field into exploration of new ideas and concepts that impact the practical clinical management of osteoporosis and other metabolic diseases.

JCD Subscription Information
The Journal of Clinical Densitometry (JCD) subscriptions (available online only) are included at various levels of ISCD membership. The different levels of membership are described on the Membership Categories page of our website. You can join online or contact our Membership Services Administrator with questions. If you wish to purchase a direct subscription to JCD (separate from ISCD membership) contact the publisher, Elsevier, directly.

JCD Online
JCD Online service allows access to current and past issues of the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. Click here for more details on this service.

Information for Authors
Note: There are no page charges for JCD submissions

  • How to contribute to JCD
  • Electronic submission of articles
  • Technical assistance

Permission to Reprint
Permissions to reprint can be submitted online through the JCD website ( Once you have pulled up the article or abstract on the JCD Online website, click on Reprints/Permissions from the menu box on the right hand of the screen. This links you to the online request form (RightsLink site).

JCD Contacts
Advertising – Information, rate card and contacts for US and Canada.
Article Submissions – should go to Denelle Hensly, MDX, CBDT , Tel. 423.439.8091 / Fax 423.979.3438
Technical Support for Article Submissions – Elsevier,
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Last modified: December 3, 2015