Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation / Edition 3

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation / Edition 3

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by Sydney Lou Bonnick
     
 

ISBN-10: 1603274987

ISBN-13: 9781603274982

Pub. Date: 10/30/2009

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

Bone densitometry (BD) is an extraordinary clinical tool. It provides a safe, non-invasive window to the skeleton. Through that window, a physician can obtain vital clinical information that enhances diagnosis and improves patient management. Further, much has changed in the last decade to make bone densitometry the especially fascinating field of medicine it is

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Bone densitometry (BD) is an extraordinary clinical tool. It provides a safe, non-invasive window to the skeleton. Through that window, a physician can obtain vital clinical information that enhances diagnosis and improves patient management. Further, much has changed in the last decade to make bone densitometry the especially fascinating field of medicine it is today, incorporating imaging, physics, quantitative analysis, statistics, and computer technology — all applied in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis.

No text details the state-of-the-art and value of densitometry better than Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Applications and Interpretation, Third Edition. Written by renowned expert Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, this edition improves remarkably on her highly regarded previous volumes, with a significant update and expansion of material. New chapters reflect densitometry’s growing applications as well as the evolving needs of the densitometrist. New material on radiation safety and assessment for secondary causes of bone fragility is included, and the text also incorporates material from the recent ISCD Position Development Conferences (PDC’s), both the 4th adult and the 1st pediatric. Moreover, an entire appendix devoted to the PDCs has been added, providing solutions to many unanswered questions concerning bone densitometry applications.

Comprehensive and invaluable, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation, Third Edition offers all primary care physicians and specialists the ideal reference for practicing state-of-the-art bone densitometry and caring for patients with, or at risk for, osteoporosis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603274982
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/30/2009
Series:
Current Clinical Practice Series
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2010
Pages:
505
Sales rank:
1,335,803
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Densitometry Techniques
2 Skeletal Anatomy in Densitometry
3 A Statistical Overview for the Non-Statistician Densitometrist
4 Quality Control
5 Radiation Safety in X-ray Densitometry
6 Bone Density Data Among Technologies and Manufacturers
7 Selecting Patients for Bone Mass Measurements: Clinical Guidelines
8 Selecting Patients for Bone Mass Measurements: Self-Assessment Indices
9 Diagnosing Osteoporosis
10 Predicting Fracture Risk
11 Monitoring Changes in Bone Density
12 Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis
13 New Applications for DXA
14 Reporting Densitometry
15 FDA-Approved Densitometry Devices

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