Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice: Application and Interpretation

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 3, 2009 - Medical - 505 pages
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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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Contents

Skeletal Anatomy in Densitometry
35
A Statistical Overview for the Nonstatistician Densitometrist
79
Quality Control
105
Radiation Safety in XRay Densitometry
127
Bone Density Data Among Technologies and Manufacturers
141
Selecting Patients for Bone Mass Measurements
163
Selecting Patients for Bone Mass Measurements
187
Diagnosing Osteoporosis
209
Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis
279
New Applications for DXA
297
Reporting Densitometry
357
FDAApproved Densitometry Devices
371
Appendices
427
SignificantChange
437
MajorOrganizations
459
Questionnaire
505

Predicting Fracture Risk
227
Monitoring Changes in Bone Density
257

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About the author (2009)

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.