Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 6, 2007 - Medical - 226 pages
Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, edited by Drs. Sawyer, Bachrach, and Fung, is a milestone book for all health prof- sionals concerned with bone health in growing patients. The book introduces and emphasizes the importance of attending to issues of bone health and development in childhood and adolescence as a way of maintaining such health and decreasing the epidemic of osteoporosis that we are now seeing in older adults. In doing so, the book offers a much-needed first set of standards of bone densitometry in growing patients. Given the numerous reports of serious interpretation errors in densitometry results in children, the development of this body of work is truly important. It is in this context that Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients: Guidelines for Clinical Practice presents the current evidence, including an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the data on assessing bone density in childhood and adolescence. In short, the editors and authors have done an outstanding job of or- nizing not only the key topics in this broad clinical discussion, but also, and most importantly, the evidence within these areas.
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Tools for Measuring Bone in Children and Adolescents
DualEnergy XRay Absorptiometry
Clinical Indications for the Use of DXA in Pediatrics
Acquisition of DXA in Children and Adolescents
Reporting DXA Results
Children With Special Considerations
Looking to the Future of Pediatric Bone Densitometry
Equations and Calculations
Forms and Handouts
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