American University of Beirut

Bone Density Unit

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Patient Care

The clinical care arm and specialty clinics of the program are a major referral center nationally and regionally. They offer more than 2,000 patient consultations each year to adult and pediatric patients with bone and mineral disorders. Bone disorders treated at our specialty clinics include postmenopausal osteoporosis; glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis; osteoporosis in men; idiopathic osteoporosis; juvenile osteoporosis; pregnancy associated osteoporosis; osteogenesis imperfecta; osteopetrosis; osteoporosis in chronic liver and kidney failure; cancer treatment-induced bone loss; Paget’s disease of the bone; fibrous dysplasia; primary, secondary, and tertiary hyperparathyroidism; multiple endocrine neoplasia; hereditary and acquired rickets; hypoparathyroidism; atypical femoral fractures; and osteonecrosis of the jaw. ​

Advanced Technology

Under the direction of Dr. El-Hajj Fuleihan, the Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program Bone Densitometry Unit offers state-of-the-art densitometry and advanced technology. This includes trabecular bone score measurement, hip structural analysis, body composition, and visceral fat assessment.
The Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program Bone Densitometry Unit at AUBMC recently became the FIRST and ONLY ISCD accredited facility outside the United States. Moreover, it is the only center in Lebanon and the region in which both faculty and technicians are certified by the ISCD since 2007, and continuously recertified since. It abides by the most rigorous quality assurance standards and provides over 3,000 bone density scans per year for clinical and research purposes.

Bone density and body composition measurements that fulfill the highest international standards in our program, are an integral asset of our program’s clinical and research operations, distinguishing it as a unique regional center of excellence.

Download ​Patient Guide​

​Frequently Asked Questions​

Contact Us

For various questions, please try contacting us via social media first!
read more

Privacy Statement

We take data privacy seriously and adhere to all applicable data privacy laws and regulations.
read more

Copyright and Disclaimer

Written permission is needed to copy or disseminate all or part of the materials on the AUB website.
read more

Title IX, Non-Discrimination, and Anti-Discriminatory Harassment

AUB is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment to all members of its community.
read more