Patient Resources

The following organizations are good sources of general information about osteoporosis:

National Osteoporosis Foundation (United States)
1232 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1292
Phone: (800) 223-9994

International Osteoporosis Foundation
9, rue Juste-Olivier
1260 Nyon
Phone: +41 22 994 01 00
Fax: +41 22 994 01 01

National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center
1232 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1292
Phone: (202) 223-0344

Osteoporosis Canada
33 Laird Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3S9
Phone: (416) 696-2663
Phone: (800) 463-6842 (English – Toll Free Canada)
Phone: (800) 977-1778 (French – Toll Free Canada)

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This Web site is not providing medical advice. The sole purpose of this section is to provide a general overview of bone densitometry for patients and individuals who wish to improve their understanding of this technology: what it is, how it’s done and what the results mean. You should discuss your individual needs with your doctor or other healthcare provider. All medical decisions should be made by your doctor in consultation with you and any other relevant parties.

Last modified: May 8, 2017