Application and Interpretation
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This text details the basics and the latest of densitometry. This edition, updated and expanded, covers new applications and includes new material on radiation safety and an entire appendix devoted to the recent ISCD Position Development Conference.
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 4 th adult and the 1 st 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.
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
From the reviews of the third edition:
"This is the third edition of a comprehensive book on bone densitometry. ... This compendium is essential for every clinician who routinely provides care and advice to patients who potentially could have bone demineralization. ... The author is a greatly respected clinician and researcher in bone densitometry. ... This is one of the seminal books on bone densitometry and should be in every medical library of teaching institutions and practitioners caring for and advising patients with potential bone demineralization." (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Review Service, April, 2010)
"Recent advances in technology such as ultrasound and new data have led to a new edition of this practical book on advances in the application of bone densitometry. It has 16 chapters from technical to clinical application aspects. Useful also for pediatric endocrinologists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (4), June, 2010)