Transplant

Percentage of Lung Transplants Who Had Osteoporosis Screening by DXA Scan (2001, 2015-2020)

Percentage of Lung Transplants Who Had Osteoporosis Screening by DXA Scan (2001, 2015-2019)

2001, 2015-2019

DXA = dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

Lung transplant recipients receive glucocorticoids for more than 3 months after surgery to prevent organ rejection. Collaboration between the Transplant and Osteoporosis Centers since 2001 has resulted in a continued high frequency of DXA scans in lung transplant patients before or within 6 months after transplant surgery. Between 93% and 97% of lung transplant patients since 2015 have had bone evaluation with DXA scan.