ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Presents the latest research on the potentially devastating condition of osteoporosis
- Encompasses prevention, diagnosis, and therapy
- Discusses the role of a range of imaging techniques
- Written by acknowledged experts
Osteoporosis is a serious problem worldwide, and its significance is continuing to increase as the world population grows and ages. Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurementsprovides 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.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Bone Densitometry Measurements - Metabolic Bone Disease - Osteoporosis -Treatment - Vertebral Fractures
Related subjects » Family & Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine - Radiology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Osteoporosis: Epidemiology.- Radiographs in Osteoporosis.- Insufficiency Fractures.- Identification of Vertebral Fractures.- Benign vertebral fracture: acute vs. chronic.- Malignant vertebral fracture: acute vs. chronic.- The use of FRAX in the evaluation of patients with osteoporosis.- Axial and Peripheral DXA.- Axial and Peripheral QCT.- Quantitative US and fracture risk.- High Resolution Imaging.- Pediatric Bone Densitometry.- Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty in Osteoporosis.- Quality assurance and Dosimetry in Bone Densitometry.