Bone Densitometry for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599923

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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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

Application and Interpretation

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603274999

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 6420

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.

A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician

A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry

Author: Angelo A. Licata,Susan E. Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441913750

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 1562

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.

Ballonkyphoplastie

Author: Stephan Becker,Michael Ogon

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3211323155

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 4848

Erstmals wird in diesem Buch ein neues, minimal-invasives Behandlungsverfahren beschrieben, das bei osteoporotischen, traumatischen oder tumorösen Veränderungen der Wirbelsäule indiziert ist. Die Technik wird in einfachen Schritten erklärt, um einen breiten, interdisziplinären Interessentenkreis zu erreichen. Da der Schwerpunkt der Technik die Osteoporose betrifft, ist auch ein spezielles Kapitel der unbedingt notwendigen Begleitmedikation gewidmet. Die neue Operationstechnik wird auch mit Alternativen zur Kyphoplastie verglichen. Ferner wird ein neuartiges Nachbehandlungskonzept speziell für die dargestellte Technik eingeführt und erklärt. Abschließend werden Listen über Referenzzentren und Abrechnungsziffern für die Krankenkassen für die deutschsprachigen Länder angeführt. Die Autoren sind seit Jahren Instruktoren für die beschriebene Operationstechnik und haben in den letzten Jahren diese neuen Methoden an verschiedenen Krankenhäusern und Universitäten in Europa gelehrt und durchgeführt.

Osteoporosis

Author: Ronald C. Hamdy,E. Michael Lewiecki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927707

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 4345

Osteoporosis distills the available information on osteoporosis on osteoporosis into an easily comprehensible format that serves as a practical guide for busy clinicians.

Osteoporosis

Clinical Guidelines for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

Author: Sarah H. Gueldner, DSN, RN, FAAN, FGSA, FNAP, FAGHE,Theresa N. Grabo, PhD, APRN, BC, CRNP,Eric D. Newman, MD,David R. Cooper, MD, AAOS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826103437

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 880

Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. But each year some 500,000 people are hospitalized from osteoporosis fractures, and another 180,000 people are placed into nursing homes from injuries due to osteoporosis. What can nurses, clinicians, medical researchers, physiologists, health care policy experts, and other providers do to diminish, if not eradicate, the disease from local to global scales? What are the best methods for care and treatment? Osteoporosis addresses these questions, and more. Designed as a complete reference, Osteoporosis presents vivid explanations plus illustrations of specific surgical procedures to guide in the preparation and post-operative rehabilitation of the patient for surgical repairs of fractures. Chapters also discuss leading components of a patient's recovery, from dietary requirements and exercise, to fall prevention, quality of life and independence issues. The authors highlight disease prevention strategies and various models of community outreach that have proven effective in educating target populations about osteoporosis, encouraging proper lifestyle choices, and helping children to achieve their maximum bone potential at a young age. Osteoporosis can be prevented. Here is the book to help you, and your health care institution, do just that.

Untersuchungen über die radioaktiven Substanzen

Author: Marie Curie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845722223

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 8652

Marie Sklodowska Curie, Trägerin des Nobelpreises für Physik und für Chemie, untersuchte die von Henri Becquerel beobachtete Strahlung von Uranverbindungen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann Pierre entdeckte sie das Radium und das Polonium und prägte den Begriff „radioaktiv“. Ihre Forschungsergebnisse fasste sie in ihrer hier vorliegenden Dissertation zusammen, die innerhalb eines Jahres in fünf Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904.

Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist - E-Book

Author: Katherine Snyder,Chris Keegan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292747

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 8096

Written specifically to meet the needs of surgical technologists, Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist, 3rd Edition focuses on the uses of medicines, agents, and solutions in surgery. An introduction to pharmacology covers basic math skills, pharmacologic principles, and drug administration, and is followed by detailed descriptions of common surgical medications along with anesthesia in surgical and emergency situations. This edition adds a new index of drugs by surgical specialty, and a companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with practical activities and exercises, drug calculations, and more. In this book, Surgical Technology educators Katherine C. Snyder and Chris Keegan cover all areas of pharmacology that are designated in the core curriculum by the AST (Association of Surgical Technology). Coverage of pharmacology includes all areas designated in the core curriculum by the Association of Surgical Technology (AST). A review of basic math skills and pharmacologic principles makes it easier to apply the information to surgical situations. Learning tools in each chapter include learning objectives, key terms with definitions, chapter summaries, and review questions. Important and practical advice is provided with Caution alerts, Tech Tips, Notes, and First Assist boxes. Common surgical medications are covered by category and include descriptions of surgical applications. The free companion Evolve website includes a NEW online study guide with chapter objectives, outlines, key term activities, drug calculations, chapter exercises and review questions, critical thinking exercises, and chapter quizzes. Expanded appendix includes an index of Drugs by Surgical Specialty focusing on specific uses of medicines and solutions in surgery. Revised Anesthesia unit helps you assist the anesthesia care team with updated protocols and a more cohesive organization for preoperative medications, patient monitoring and local and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, and emergency situations. References in each chapter make it easier to find source material.

Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development

A Focus on Early Phase Clinical Studies

Author: Andrew J. Krentz,Lutz Heinemann,Marcus Hompesch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447149203

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 6512

The world is beset by a pandemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes and the need for new drugs is startlingly clear; recent years have seen a huge increase in research activity to fill this gap. The development of new drugs for diabetes and obesity must be founded upon a sound appreciation of the pathophysiology of these common disorders. The dual defects of insulin resistance and impaired insulin secretion are fundamental to the pathogenesis and progression of obesity-associated type 2 diabetes. There is a need to explain how new drugs can counter insulin resistance and insulin deficiency to a broad range of professionals, from clinical scientists active in early (and later) phase drug development to specialist physicians and increasingly primary care doctors who must tailor drug regimens to the individual patient. Clinical research methods for measuring insulin action and insulin secretion have become well-established in proof-of-mechanism studies; however, selection of the best techniques is by no means straightforward. The purpose of the book is to aid the selection of the most appropriate techniques for assessing insulin action, insulin secretion and body composition in humans (with particular reference to new drugs) in phase 1 and 2 studies and aid the understanding of drug effects and non-drug treatment strategies on key biochemical-hormonal defects of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The book will assume a working knowledge of human physiology relating to glucose metabolism and will be of interest to biomedical scientists, pharmacologists, academics involved in metabolic research and clinicians practicing in these specialties.

Bone Densitometry in Growing Patients

Author: Aenor Sawyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1597452114

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 6708

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.

Radiographic Pathology for Technologists

Author: James D. Mace,Nina Kowalczyk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Diagnosis, Radioscopic

Page: 432

View: 9837

This reference describes the pathologic processes that radiographers are most likely to encounter. Radiographs depict these pathologies using the modern imaging modalities available, with increased emphasis on CT and MRI. Information is organized by body system versus disease classification.

Radiographic Pathology for Technologists - E-Book

Author: Nina Kowalczyk

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329250X

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 5698

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.

Introduction to Medical Imaging Management

Author: Bernard Rubenzer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439891842

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 3624

In the past, for the most part, people who moved into management positions in medical imaging were chosen because they were the best technologists. However, the skill set for technologists and supervisors/managers are vastly different. Even an MBA-educated person may not be ready to take on imaging management. As an example, when buying a very expensive piece of imaging equipment, this person would not necessarily know the right questions to ask, such as: What is my guaranteed uptime? Is technologist training included? Introduction to Medical Imaging Management is a comprehensive reference for medical imaging managers learning through a combination of education and experience. This thorough book provides an in-depth overview of every major facet pertaining to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a department or imaging center supervisor or manager. The text follows a natural progression from transitioning into a management position and dealing with former peers through the most sophisticated skills uniquely applicable to medical imaging management. Covering all aspects of the profession—operations, human resources, finance, and marketing—this reference is a must-have for any potential, new, or less experienced imaging manager.

Clinical Trials in Osteoporosis

Author: Derek Pearson,Colin G. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332297

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 5428

Clinical Trials in Osteoporosisis a practical handbook on clinical trials in the growing field of osteoporosis. Topics covered include study design, technical issues, data collection, quality assurance, data analysis and presentation. It aims to take the user through the process step-by-step from start to finish, also providing a background on regulatory guidelines, ethical implications, endpoints, current therapies and the ideal drug to use. There are no other books at present that specifically address the issue of clinical trials in osteoporosis. A number of issues dealt with in this book have been brought together in one publication for the first time. Clinical Trials in Osteoporosisis intended to serve as a practical manual for clinicians and scientists coming to the subject new and to provide a standard for existing centers to measure themselves against.

The Bone Density Test

A Guide for Women of Every Age

Author: Maggie Greenwood-Robinson

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425177822

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9655

A guide to preventing and treating osteoporosis and brittle bone fractures presents a detailed questionnaire to help readers determine their own risk factors, clear explanations of bone anatomy and the effects of aging, discussion on the five primary bone-density tests, and advice on finding the right treatment option to suit individual needs. Original.

Limited Radiography

Author: Frances Campeau,Jeana Fleitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305584759

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 1990

LIMITED RADIOGRAPHY, 4e is an ideal resource for beginning radiography students and limited radiographer training. Presenting both core radiographic theory and radiographic anatomy and positioning, the text teaches students theory as well as the skills they will need to know as professionals. Each chapter begins with an explanation of its correlation to the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), while end-of-chapter Review Questions help students test their own knowledge. A comprehensive resource for limited radiographers, the fourth edition features a new full-color design, more than 400 new images, and five all-new chapters providing step-by-step instructions and images for radiographic positioning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Workbook and Licensure Exam Prep for Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - E-Book

Author: Bruce W. Long,Eugene D. Frank,Ruth Ann Ehrlich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323262856

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 8366

Use this workbook to learn and review limited radiography concepts! Corresponding to the chapters in Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition, this practical study tool helps you understand and apply the material you need for limited radiography practice. Exercises include multiple-choice, matching, and labeling of diagrams and anatomy. Written by the textbook’s authors, Bruce Long, Eugene Frank, and Ruth Ann Ehrlich, this workbook prepares you to succeed on ARRT exams and as a Limited X-Ray Machine Operator. Exercises reinforce your understanding of important topics, including 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 100 labeling exercises for anatomy and radiographic images help you learn anatomy and gain familiarity with how anatomy appears on radiographic images. Section I offers review and practice of limited radiography topics and concepts. Section II provides a review guide for the ARRT exam with guidelines for exam prep, the ARRT content specifications for the Examination for the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography, plus a mock exam. Section III is a preparation guide for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Equipment Operators Exam and includes study guidelines, ARRT content specifications, and a mock exam. NEW questions are added to cover new content on digital imaging concepts. NEW drawings, photos, and medical radiographs are added from the textbook. Updated exercises and activities reflect the addition of common podiatric and chiropractic radiography procedures in Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition, for practitioners working in states that have limited podiatric or chiropractic license categories. UPDATED anatomy and positioning labeling and terminology ensure that you learn standard and accepted radiographic terminology.

Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice - E-Book

Author: Bruce W. Long,Eugene D. Frank,Ruth Ann Ehrlich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292569

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 6750

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.