Bone Densitometry for Technologists / Edition 3

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In Bone Densitometry for Technologists, leading densitometry experts Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, review in simple language all the essentials of densitometry to help practicing radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants expertly operate any of today's sophisticated densitometry machines. Topics range from technical descriptions of all FDA-approved densitometry devices to a clinical review of osteoporosis, and include comprehensive tutorials on computer basics, anatomy for densitometrists, the art of interpreting test results, and performing successful precision studies-all crafted to meet the daily needs of the practicing densitometrist. Comprehensive, informative, and highly practical, Bone Densitometry for Technologists is the technologist's "bible" of densitometry.

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From The Critics
Reviewer: Janice S Bergersen, Radiologic Technologist(Froedtert Hospital)
Description: In the rapidly changing field of bone densitometry, this is a much-needed update to the 2006 edition. This is a detailed overview of what is pertinent to complement the knowledge base of both experienced bone density technologists and technologists new to this field.
Purpose: According to the author, the purpose is to provide a broad knowledge base in bone densitometry to technologists. The new edition addresses all the changes that have occurred since the previous edition was published. It is not manufacturer specific.
Audience: Radiologic technologists are the primary audience. The authors have many years of experience, which is evident throughout.
Features: "This book covers a wide spectrum of information important to bone density technologists, including the history of this modality, overview of scanners, anatomy, positioning, QC procedures, precision, and radiation safety issues. The chapters on pediatric densitometry, VFA imaging, and body composition are valuable resources that are not readily available anywhere else. New to this edition are chapter 4, which explains the importance of patient positioning, chapter 8, on fracture risk assessment, and chapter 11, which has examples of scanning artifacts on actual scans. The appendixes continue to be a concise compilation of reference data. Included with this book is a CD-ROM which includes a patient questionnaire, a precision calculator companion, and a continuing education review worth 16 continuing education credits upon successful completion. "
Assessment: As the field of bone densitometry scanning continues to evolve, this update is absolutely necessary. Most books in bone density/osteoporosis are written with clinicians in mind, but this one specifically targets technologists. This continues to be the "go to" book for technologists interested in giving their patients the best care possible.
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Reviewer: Janice S Bergersen, Radiologic Technologist(Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of a book that provides the technologist a detailed overview of the field of bone densitometry. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a broad base of knowledge of bone densitometry to the technologist. It is not manufacturer specific. This second edition is even more helpful in providing additional and new information concerning osteoporosis and bone densitometry.
Audience: The targeted audience is the technologist. The authors are knowledgeable and have years of combined experience in the field of densitometry.
Features: This book covers a wide spectrum of information. Some highlights are: the history of BMD scanning, different scanning equipment, osteoporosis and therapies, QC procedures, radiation safety issues, interpretation of scans, skeletal anatomy and positioning, computer basics and the importance of precision. Chapter 11, on pediatric densitometry and chapter 12, on other uses for bone densitometers, are new. These are necessary additions as the field of bone densitometry continues to expand to include these applications. The updated appendixes are a good compilation of reference information important to the field of densitometry. Once again, the chapter on computers is not necessary, as most radiology departments are computerized.
Assessment: This book still fills a void — books written specifically for the technologist. Other bone density books are written primarily for clinicians. This book is a must for all bone density technologists who want to do the best job possible.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461436249
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/30/2012
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2013
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 421
  • Sales rank: 152,189
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bonnick is a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is the medical director of the Clinical Research Center of North Texas and an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Dr. Bonnick is one of the founders and past Secretary of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. Dr. Bonnick helped to create and teach the original physician and technologist bone densitometry certification courses for ISCD. She is the 1999 winner of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry President’s Award and a past recipient of the American Medical Women’s Association President’s Recognition Award and the AMWA’s Calcium Education Nutrition Award. She is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, National Osteoporosis Foundation, International Society for Clinical Densitometry and the North American Menopause Society. She is a former member of the osteoporosis advisory committee for the Texas Department of Health. Dr. Bonnick has served as a primary investigator in numerous research trials in the field of the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and has published extensively. In addition to being the co-author of this book, she is also the author of Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice from Humana Press. She lives in Denton, Texas. Ms. Lewis is a medical radiologic technologist and recognized by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry as a certified densitometry technologist. She is one of the original members of the technologist teaching faculty for ISCD and the 1997 winner of the ISCD technologist of the year award. She is the clinical research coordinator for Dr. Sydney Bonnick and bone density technologist at the Clinical Research Center of North Texas in Denton, Texas. She has extensive experience in bone densitometry on all types of equipment over the last 25 years. She lives in Denton, Texas.

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Table of Contents

1 An introduction to conventions in densitometry 1
2 Densitometry techniques 29
3 Skeletal anatomy in densitometry 67
4 FDA-approved densitometry devices 105
5 Computer basics 163
6 The importance of precision 189
7 Radiation safety in x-ray densitometry 213
8 Quality control 231
9 An overview of osteoporosis 257
10 Interpretation of bone densitometry data 289
11 Considerations in pediatric densitometry 313
12 Moving beyond bone density with bone densitometers : skeletal morphometry and body composition assessments 329
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