An Introduction to Conventions in Densitometry.- Densitometry Techniques.- Skeletal Anatomy in Densitometry.- Performing a DXA PA Lumbar Spine, Proximal Femur or Forearm Study.- Radiation Safety in X-ray Densitometry.- Quality Control Procedures.- Precision in Bone Densitometry.- Using Absolute Risk to Predict Fracture Risk in Clinical Practice.- An Overview of Osteoporosis.- Interpretation of Bone Densitometry Data.- Less than Perfect Scan Images.- Pediatric Densitometry.- VFA Imaging, Femoral Morphometry and Hip Structural Analysis.- Body Composition Analysis.- Appendices.
This up-to-date review of densitometry and its day-to-day practice reflects the versatility of this extraordinary technology, covering the latest guidelines for bone density testing in osteoporosis as well as how to achieve-and use- precision measurements.
Up-to-date review of the essentials of densitometry and its day-to-day practice
Emphasis on achieving precise measurements as the basis for treatment and follow-up
New guidelines for bone density testing and treating osteoporosis