Bone Densitometry For Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592599923
Size: 20,84 MB
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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.

Bone Densitometry In Clinical Practice

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603274999
Size: 15,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Best Practice Protocols For Physique Assessment In Sport

Author: Patria A. Hume
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811054185
Size: 10,70 MB
Format: PDF
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This book outlines best practice protocols for body composition analysis of high-performance athletes and provides guidance on the use of new technologies for anthropometry. While surface anthropometry has traditionally been used to assess body composition through the internationally recognised methodology of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), the recent commercialisation of devices, such as bioelectrical impedance technologies, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), ultrasound, 3D photometry and air-displacement plethysmography (Bod Pod), has led to the non-standardised adoption of new measurement techniques. In this textbook, leading researchers detail standardisation procedures for each technology: in terms of athlete preparation, test protocols, test reporting, equipment calibration and data interpretation. Each chapter covers a different tool: how it works, what it is used to measure, and what the issues are surrounding its validity, practicality and reliability. This book provides an essential reference for device technicians and sport practitioners, ensuring that high-performance athletes are afforded accurate and comparable body composition information to guide their training routines.

A Dxa Primer For The Practicing Clinician

Author: Angelo A. Licata
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441913750
Size: 18,74 MB
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Despite public perception, osteoporosis remains a widespread, devastating disease, and a very serious and costly public health threat. Early detection and treatment must be a priority for primary health care providers. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the principal x-ray technology used to diagnose osteoporosis in its early, asymptomatic stages, to assess treatment efficacy, and to guide treatment decisions. It remains the gold standard today. A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician: A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry is developed around real cases of patients’ DXA measurements. The content is derived from presentations given by the authors at a national society training course and exemplifies not only the complete body of education provided through these lectures but the full range of previously undiscussed nuances as well. This practical, easy-to-read title provides the day to day problems of DXA usage that new users may encounter and that training courses do not have time to provide in detail. The central focus of the book is the presentation of what is normal and what is problematic in the use of DXA, depicting various scenarios with real case histories of patients, their corresponding DXA images and the data that explain the problems. Unique in approach and presentation, this case-based manual will be of immense value to all practitioners -- and students – interested in providing optimal diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.


Author: Ronald C. Hamdy
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199927707
Size: 17,19 MB
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Osteoporosis distills the available information on osteoporosis on osteoporosis into an easily comprehensible format that serves as a practical guide for busy clinicians.

Merrill S Atlas Of Radiographic Positions And Radiologic Procedures

Author: Philip W. Ballinger
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780815126539
Size: 11,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The third volume of the 3-volume Merrill's Atlas set covers numerous specialty topics. It opens with anatomy and positioning for the nervous and circulatory systems, then gives an overview of sectional anatomy. Other specialty topics include pediatric imaging, mobile radiography, quality assurance, and computer fundamentals. Volume 3 also provides overviews of a variety of special imaging modalities, such as tomography, cardiac catheterization, CT, digital subtraction angiography, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, bone mineral densitometry, PET, and radiation oncology.

Radiographic Pathology For Technologists E Book

Author: Nina Kowalczyk
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329250X
Size: 13,74 MB
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Radiographic Pathology for Technologists, 6th Edition concisely covers the injuries and abnormalities most frequently diagnosed using medical imaging to prepare you for what you are most likely to encounter on the job. This essential text also features background discussions of key anatomy and physiology principles, along with imaging considerations for each disease categorized by type followed by a description of its radiographic appearance, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Concise coverage presents approximately 150 injuries and abnormalities most frequently diagnosed using medical imaging to keep you focused on what you are most likely to encounter in practice. Correlative and differential diagnosis discussions explain the diagnostic process and demonstrate the importance of high quality images. Chapter outlines and objectives, key terms, and multiple choice and discussion questions for each chapter with answers provided in the back of the text highlight the most important concepts within each chapter. Summary tables at the end of each chapter list pathologies covered and the preferred imaging modalities for diagnosis. Trauma chapter emphasizes the multi-system implications of traumatic injuries. NEW! Replacement images and illustrations reflect current practice for general radiography and alternative modalities, such as CT, MR, and fusion imaging. NEW! Updated coverage of digital radiography gives you the most up-to-date information on 3-D reconstructions, PET imaging, molecular imaging, monoclonal antibody technology, advances in cardiac imaging, and fusion technologies. NEW! Information on the Human Genome Project in introductory chapter reflects advances in molecular medical leading to more personalized treatment of disease. NEW! Virtual endoscopic images in GI chapter illustrate the latest in endoscopic imaging techniques. NEW! Coverage of interventional procedures in hepatobiliary and urinary systems help you diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques. NEW! Expansion of neoplastic disease content in respiratory system chapter highlights the important role radiographic pathology plays in diagnosis and treatment.

Radiographic Pathology For Technologists

Author: James D. Mace
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
Size: 20,50 MB
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This well-illustrated textbook presents a concise, "essentials" approach to the pathologic processes most likely to be diagnosed using medical imaging. It familiarizes readers with the radiographic appearance and origins of the disease or injury, as well as the likely prognosis, in order to produce radiographs of optimal quality. Organized by body system, each chapter begins with an explanation of anatomy and physiology before moving on to imaging considerations. This edition includes the most current information on new imaging techniques such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, and PET scanning. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Concise, practical coverage of radiographic pathology presents about 150 injuries and abnormalities most frequently diagnosed using medical imaging. Each disease is categorized by type, with a description of its radiographic appearance, signs and symptoms, and treatment. Discussions of correlative and differential diagnoses highlight the important role of high-quality images in the diagnostic process. A separate chapter on trauma (Chapter 11) explains the multisystem implications of traumatic injuries. Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter, as well as bolded and defined within the text, in order to help readers learn important terminology. Chapter outlines and objectives aid in organizing and orienting readers to the material that will be covered in each chapter. Multiple choice and discussion questions at the end of each chapter help readers assess their comprehension. Expert contributors have revised the Imaging Considerations portion of each chapter and provided images that reflect the latest advances in various imaging modalities. Expanded coverage of modalities other than plain film radiography includes ultrasound, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, and PET imaging as appropriate for diagnosis of a particular disease, injury, or abnormality. New summary tables at the end of chapters list the pathologies from the chapter, as well as imaging modalities of choice for each pathology. Over 200 new illustrations, including radiographs, CT, MR, and U/S scans, showcase pathologies best demonstrated by plain-film radiography as well as alternative modalities.

Bone Densitometry In Growing Patients

Author: Aenor Sawyer
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597452114
Size: 12,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Radiography Essentials For Limited Practice E Book

Author: Bruce W. Long
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323292569
Size: 13,86 MB
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The ONLY textbook written for limited radiography students, this book makes it easy to understand and perform basic procedures. It incorporates all the subjects mandated by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum, so you will be thoroughly prepared for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam. Coverage includes the latest information on x-ray science and techniques, processing, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, patient care, and pathology, along with step-by-step instructions for positioning. Thorough preparation for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam and clinical practice is a key focus of this title. Concise coverage incorporates all of the content mandated by the ASRT Core Curriculum for Limited X-ray Machine Operators. The latest information on state licensure and limited radiography terminology ensures you understand the role of the limited practitioner. Topics include x-ray science and techniques; radiation safety; radiographic anatomy, pathology, and positioning of upper and lower extremities, spine, chest and head; patient care; and ancillary clinical skills. Over 1,000 anatomy illustrations, positioning photos, and x-rays teach anatomy and demonstrate patient positioning and the resulting x-rays in detail. Math and radiologic physics concepts are presented in a easy-to-follow way. Bone densitometry chapter provides all the information needed to perform bone densitometry exams and to pass the ARRT bone densitometry certification exam. Step-by-step instructions for positioning the patient for the radiographic procedures performed by limited operators. EXPANDED! Digital imaging concepts reflect current practice and meet the requirements of the ASRT Limited Scope Content Specifications. NEW! The most common podiatric and chiropractic radiography procedures have been added for practitioners working in states that have limited podiatric or chiropractic license categories. NEW! Updated drawings, photos, and medical radiographs enhance understanding of key concepts and illustrate current technology. UPDATED! Patient care section now includes discussions of mechanical lifts and safe storage of chemicals, as well as a table of normal pediatric and adult vital signs.