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Medicine - Radiology | Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements

Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements

Guglielmi, Giuseppe (Ed.)

2013, X, 198 p. 100 illus., 22 illus. in color.

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  • 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 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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Bone Densitometry Measurements - Metabolic Bone Disease - Osteoporosis - Treatment - Vertebral Fractures

Related subjects » Family & Geriatric Medicine - Internal Medicine - Radiology

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