Bone Densitometry for Technologists

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2006 - Medical - 416 pages
Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, have updated and expanded their highly praised Bone Densitometry for Technologists to reflect the latest standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find new guidelines for bone density testing, new therapies for osteoporosis, and new treatment guidelines for osteoporosis, as well as new chapters on pediatric densitometry, body composition assessments, and the use of skeletal morphometry in diagnosis and fracture risk prediction.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Conventions
2
What Do the Machines Actually Measure?
8
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANES
23
Plain Radiography in the Assessment of Bone Density
30
Quantitative Ultrasound Bone Densitometry
58
Skeletal Anatomy in Densitometry
67
The Proximal Femur in Densitometry
88
The Forearm in Densitometry
94
Using the Phantom to Create Control Tables and Charts
237
Automated Quality Control Procedures
249
References
255
Prevalence of Osteoporosis
262
Bone Mass Measurement Act
268
Patient Education Materials
284
The Results
290
Conflicting Diagnoses From the Measurement of Multiple Sites
305

The Metacarpals Phalanges and Calcaneus
100
ComputerEnhanced Radiographic Absorptiometry
107
Peripheral XRay Densitometers
138
Ultrasound Bone Densitometers
148
Major Components of a Computer System
166
Computer Ports
175
Protecting the Data
184
More Sophisticated Issues of Statistical Confidence
203
The Importance of Precision
206
References
212
Radiation Doses in Densitometry
220
Quality Control
231
References
312
Skeletal Development and the Use of Standard Scores
319
International Society for Clinical Densitometry
325
Body Composition Analysis
345
References
361
World Health Organization Criteria
373
CPT Codes for Bone Densitometry
381
Recommended Procedures
389
Quality Control Shewhart Rules
395
The CDROM Companion
407
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About the author (2006)

Sydney Lou Bonnick is a medical director of the Institute for Women's Health at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She was formerly the director of Osteoporosis Services at Cooper Clinic in Dallas.

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