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Author Bonnick, Sydney Lou.

Title Bone densitometry in clinical practice : application and interpretation / Sydney Lou Bonnick ; foreword by Paul D. Miller
Edition Third edition
Published New York, NY : Humana Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 520 pages) : illustrations
Series Current clinical practice
Current clinical practice.
Contents Densitometry techniques -- Skeletal anatomy in densitometry -- Statistical overview for the non-statistician densitometrist -- Quality control -- Radiation safety in x-ray densitometry -- Bone density data among technologies and manufacturers -- Selecting patients for bone mass measurements : clinical guidelines -- Selecting patients for bone mass measurements : self-assessment indices -- Diagnosing ostoporosis -- Predicting fracture risk -- Monitoring changes in bone density -- Secondary causes of osteoporosis -- New applications for DXA -- Reporting densitometry -- FDA-approved densitometry devices
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bone densitometry.
Absorptiometry, Photon -- methods.
Densitometry -- methods.
Bone and Bones -- radionuclide imaging.
Bone Density -- physiology.
Data Interpretation, Statistical.
Osteoporosis.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009931580
ISBN 9781603274999 (e-isbn)
1603274995 (e-isbn)