Bone Densitometry for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599923

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 5112

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 for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick,Lori Ann Lewis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461436257

Category: Medical

Page: 421

View: 9251

As a technology, bone densitometry is really quite extraordinary. The ability to quantify the density of the bones at a variety of skeletal sites has truly revolutionized the approach to a number of diseases, the most important of which is osteoporosis. Using the information from the machines, especially dual-energy X ray absortiometry (DXA) technology, physicians can recommend and prescribe interventions that will slow bone loss and reduce the risk of disabling fractures. The remarkable advances in skeletal imaging with densitometry devices have made possible quantitative and diagnostic assessments of skeletal structure. However it is in fact the skill and concern of the technologist that enables all of this to happen. In this updated and expanded third edition of their gold standard and highly praised Bone Densitometry for Technologists, Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, again offer the most comprehensive review of the standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find not only the state-of-the-art guidelines for bone density testing, but also a wide range of other topics, including several new chapters. These include a new chapter on the performance of DXA lumbar spine, proximal femur and forearm studies; one on Using Absolute Risk to Predict Fracture Risk in Clinical Practice; and another providing examples of highly instructional DXA images in which artifacts or structural changes can be seen. There are 2 new appendices and the other 10 appendices from the previous edition have been updated wherever necessary to reflect the most current information available. In Appendix XII, the contents of the accompanying CD-ROM are reviewed. On this CD, readers will find the Precision Calculator Companion that was first included with the 2nd edition of Dr. Bonnick’s title, Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice. Questionnaires designed to capture essential information to utilize FRAX for both men and women are also included on the CD. These questionnaires can be persomalized to better suit a practice's needs. Finally, a continuing education review is also found on the CD, which, if successfully completed, will result in the awarding of 16 hours of Category A credit acceptable to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Bone Densitometry for Technologists

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick,Lori Ann Lewis

Publisher: Humana Press

ISBN: 159259123X

Category: Medical

Page: 323

View: 3615

In Bone Densitometry for Technologists, leading densitometry experts Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, review in simple language all the essentials of densitometry to help practicing radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants expertly operate any of today's sophisticated densitometry machines. Topics range from technical descriptions of all FDA-approved densitometry devices to a clinical review of osteoporosis, and include comprehensive tutorials on computer basics, anatomy for densitometrists, the art of interpreting test results, and performing successful precision studies-all crafted to meet the daily needs of the practicing densitometrist. Comprehensive, informative, and highly practical, Bone Densitometry for Technologists is the technologist's "bible" of densitometry.

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: 8267

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.

Bone Densitometry in Clinical Practice

Application and Interpretation

Author: Sydney Lou Bonnick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603274999

Category: Medical

Page: 505

View: 3568

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.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites E-Book

Author: John A. Kaufman,Michael J. Lee

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323076726

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 9434

Get the essential tools you need to make an accurate diagnosis with Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites! This bestselling volume delivers the conceptual, factual, and interpretive information you need for effective clinical practice in vascular and interventional radiology, as well certification and recertification review. Master core knowledge the easy and affordable way with clear, concise text enhanced by at-a-glance illustrations, boxes, and tables – all completely rewritten to bring you up to date with today’s state of the art in vascular and interventional radiology. Understand the basics with a comprehensive yet manageable review of the principles and practice of vascular and interventional radiology. Whether you’re a resident preparing for exams or a practitioner needing a quick-consult source of information, Vascular and Interventional Radiology is your guide to the field.

Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice

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

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323473806

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 594

Written exclusively for limited radiography students, Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, 5th Edition makes it easy to learn and perform basic procedures. This edition has been revised to improve information clarity and reflect changes in practice. 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 updated step-by-step instructions for positioning and procedures. Concise coverage thoroughly prepares you for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam and clinical practice with the latest on x-ray science and techniques, radiation safety, radiographic anatomy, pathology, patient care, ancillary clinical skills, and positioning of upper and lower extremities, spine, chest and head. Step-by-step instructions provide guidance on how to position patients for radiographic procedures performed by limited operators. The latest information on state licensure and limited radiography terminology ensures that you understand the role of the limited practitioner. Math and radiologic physics concepts are presented at an easy-to-understand level. Chapter on Bone Densitometry provides all the information you need to know to for the ARRT exam and clinical practice. NEW! Expanded digital imaging concepts reflect current practice and meet the requirements of the ASRT Limited Scope Content Specifications. NEW! Updated drawings, photos, and medical radiographs enhance your understanding of key concepts and illustrate current technology. NEW! Two-color design helps make complex material easier to comprehend.

Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements

Author: Giuseppe Guglielmi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642278841

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 9390

Osteoporosis is a serious problem worldwide, and its significance is continuing to increase as the world population grows and ages. Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on this potentially devastating condition. The book encompasses prevention, diagnosis, and therapy, providing state of the art information on each aspect. A wide range of topics are discussed, including differentiation between acute and chronic, benign and malignant vertebral fractures; the value of the WHO FRAX tool in patient evaluation; the roles of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, quantitative computed tomography, quantitative ultrasound, and high-resolution imaging; and the use of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty to treat vertebral compression fractures. All chapters are written by acknowledged experts in the field.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Review Questions for the Board Examinations

Author: Eleanor Mantel,Janet S. Reddin,Gang Cheng,Abass Alavi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319625004

Category: Medical

Page: 291

View: 6665

This book prepares students and technologists for registry examinations in nuclear medicine technology by providing practice questions and answers with detailed explanations, as well as a mock registry exam. The questions are designed to test both the basic knowledge required of nuclear medicine technologists and the practical application of that knowledge. The topics covered closely follow the content specifications and the components of preparedness as published by the certification boards. This 5th edition includes expanded coverage of positron emission tomography, multimodality imaging, and other new procedures and practices in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

CT & MRI Pathology: A Pocket Atlas, Second Edition

Author: Jagan Ailinani,Michael Grey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

ISBN: 9780071703192

Category: Medical

Page: 457

View: 2461

A pocket atlas of 180 of the most common pathologies visualized on CT and MRI CT & MRI Pathology, 2e is a portable reference of 180 common pathologies seen in CT and on MRI. It concisely reviews the pathology, etiology, signs and symptoms, imaging characteristics, treatment, and prognosis for each disease/disorder and includes crisp, high-quality images to accompany every discussion. New to the second edition are an additional 90 disease topics with new images. Features Written by a radiographic technologist and a radiologist Images are organized by body system for easy reference Detailed summaries

Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning and Procedures

3-Volume Set

Author: Bruce W. Long,Jeannean Hall Rollins,Barbara J. Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263410

Category: Radiography, Medical

Page: N.A

View: 2832

'Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning & Procedures' remains the gold standard of radiographic positioning texts. This comprehensive resource is designed to be both an excellent textbook and also a superb clinical reference for practicing radiographers and physicians. You'll learn how to properly position the patient so that the resulting radiograph provides the information needed to reach an accurate diagnosis. Complete information is included for the most common projections, as well as for those less commonly requested.-- From publisher's description.

Evaluation Of Osteoporosis

Author: Glen M Blake,Heinz W Wahner,Ignac Fogelman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781853174728

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 1621

This is a comprehensive review of the two techniques of DXA and ultrasound. Both are used to measure bone density and thus predict the likelihood of osteoporosis or to assess its severity. The use of DXA has become universally accepted as a routine test of bone density in recent years. Many technical advances have occurred, particularly in the speed of examination, and these are fully described. This book provides the reader with a full explanation of the procedures involved in and the advantages of both DXA and ultrasound. It is essential reading for all clinicians and technicians involved in the diagnosis, treatment and study of bone disease.

Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry for Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition Assessment

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789201106100

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 115

View: 4519

The IAEA assists its Member States in their efforts to develop effective, evidence-based interventions to combat malnutrition in all its forms by nuclear techniques. This publication was developed as an integral part of the IAEAs efforts to contribute to the transfer of technology and knowledge in the application of a widely used nuclear technique in nutrition, i.e. Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). It provides information on the theoretical background as well as the practical application of DXA to measure bone mineral density and to assess body composition.

The Complete Book of Bone Health

Author: Diane L. Schneider, M.D.

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 161614436X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 491

View: 9684

This book compiles the latest information about bolstering bones, from prevention to treatment, into a single, easy-to-understand resource. The author, a leading expert on osteoporosis, covers everything you should know about your bones. Using evidence-based research, first-hand stories, and her own experience, she provides practical recommendations to optimize your bone health. Get the facts on: bone health basics; risk factors for bone loss and fractures; bone density "DXA" scans; exercise and nutrition; vitamin D; prescription medicines; controversial "hot topics"; complementary and alternative approaches; and common health problems and medicines affecting your bones. Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, "The Bare Bones," allowing you to easily reference issues of interest. This book is a clear, accurate, and up-to-date guide to improving bone health and contributing to a healthier life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics

Guidelines for Clinical Practice

Author: Ellen B Fung,Laura K. Bachrach,Aenor J. Sawyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319304127

Category: Medical

Page: 347

View: 2883

The gold-standard resource for evaluating bone health in children and adolescents, this practical and highly anticipated second edition offers a comprehensive, fully updated resource for addressing bone health in these populations. Developed by a renowned international panel of experts in measuring and analyzing bone density in the pediatric patient and reflecting the 2013 International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Guidelines for Pediatric DXA assessment, interpretation and reporting, this indispensable reference covers all the important changes in the field over the last 9 years. Some highlights of this edition include: an entire chapter on the assessment of infants and toddlers, a chapter devoted to the assessment of children with disabling conditions, an in-depth discussion of vertebral fracture and its etiologies, and a thorough review of the advantages and limitations of densitometry techniques including DXA, pQCT, HRpQCT, and MRI. New fracture prediction software, including Trabecular Bone Score and Finite Element Analysis, is described. In this edition, the limitations of DXA are addressed as are the most recent strategies for handling them including proposed DXA adjustments such as height Z-score. Solidifying itself as the leading text in the field, Bone Health Assessment in Pediatrics: Guidelines for Clinical Practice, 2nd edition provides all of the critical basic analysis and evaluation tools, images, and calculations necessary for clinical practice.

Improving Healthcare Using Toyota Lean Production Methods

46 Steps for Improvement

Author: Robert Chalice

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 9780873897136

Category: Medical

Page: 302

View: 6867

What differentiates this book from other healthcare improvement books is that it is the only currently available book that presents a simple recipe of 46 lean steps for healthcare providers to reduce cost and improve quality. By taking these straightforward steps, healthcare providers can adopt the same lean methods which have enabled companies like Toyota to become so successful. The first part of the book explains cost and quality issues facing U.S. healthcare. From that understanding, the second part then teaches healthcare providers a 46-step recipe to reduce costs and improve quality by using Toyota Lean Production methods. With industry experts citing that as much as 40% of the total cost of healthcare production is attributed to wasteful processes, it is logical that reducing waste will lower costs. This is the basis of this book. Although other books have presented Toyota's lean methods, this book goes further by showing how to directly apply those successful methods to healthcare, where they are sorely needed. This book is intended to be a practical manual for healthcare providers to use to improve quality and reduce costs. It can be a multi-year strategic plan for healthcare providers to adopt. This second edition includes additional improvement steps and five new appendices of practical examples authored by renowned lean experts.

Limited Radiography

Author: Frances Campeau,Jeana Fleitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305584759

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 2152

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.

Radiology of Osteoporosis

Author: Stephan Grampp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662052350

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 1366

Due to the aging population in the Western world, osteoporosis has become a major problem which is of interest to several medical disciplines: not only radiologists but also gynecologists, endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and orthopedic surgeons are involved in the management of this widespread condition. Functional imaging is becoming rapidly an important area of diagnostic radiology. Imaging of osteoporosis is another application of this recent addition to the armory of radiology. It is important that radiologists should be fully aware of the range of diagnostic modalities-conventional radiologic methods, dual X-ray absorptiometry, quantitative computed tomography, quantitative ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, etc. -that are now available for the diagnosis and the follow-up of osteoporosis, and know how to apply these sophisticated methods in daily clinical practice. Dr. S. Grampp is a radiologist with a longstanding interest in osteoporosis, and his previous publications on this condition are internationally known. He has been very successful in engaging several outstandingly qualified experts to contribute to the indi vidual chapters of this superb book, which provides a omprehensive c overview of our current knowledge of osteoporosis. I am confident that this volume will meet with great interest from radiologists and all other clinicians involved in the care of patients with osteoporosis and will encounter the same success as many previous volumes in this series.

Dr. Lani's No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide

The Truth about Density Testing, Osteoporosis Drugs and Building Bone Quality at Any Age

Author: Lani Simpson,Mary Claire Blakeman

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897936613

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1201

A leading chiropractic doctor and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist exposes the shocking difficulty of getting an accurate bone-density reading and the serious risks of long-term use of osteoporosis medications, and presents her own whole-body approach to building strong bones. Original. 75,000 first printing.

MRI of the Upper Extremity

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Author: Christine B. Chung,Lynne S. Steinbach

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781753139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 728

View: 9607

MRI of the Upper Extremity is a complete guide to MRI evaluation of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and finger disorders. This highly illustrated text/atlas presents a practical approach to MRI interpretation, emphasizing the clinical correlations of imaging findings. More than 1,100 MRI scans show normal anatomy and pathologic findings, and a full-color cadaveric atlas familiarizes readers with anatomic structures seen on MR images. Coverage of each joint begins with a review of MRI anatomy with cadaveric correlation and proceeds to technical MR imaging considerations and clinical assessment. Subsequent chapters thoroughly describe and illustrate MRI findings for specific disorders, including rotator cuff disease, nerve entrapment syndromes, osteochondral bodies, and triangular fibrocartilage disorders.