Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642278841
  • ISBN-13: 9783642278846
  • DDC: 616.716
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 198 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Epidemiology of Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures.
2: Therapy of Osteoporosis.
3: Radiography in Osteoporosis.
4: Imaging of Insufficiency Fractures.
5: Identification of Vertebral Fractures.
6: Benign and Malignant Vertebral Fractures.
7: Bone Marrow Changes in Osteoporosis.
8: The Use of FRAX® in DXA Interpretation.
9: Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry.
10: Axial and Peripheral QCT.
11: Quantitative Ultrasound and Fracture Risk Assessment.
12: High-Resolution Imaging.
13: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.
14: Radiation Protection and Quality Assurance in Bone Densitometry.