A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician

A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry

Authors: Licata, Angelo A., Williams, Susan E.

  • Presents what is normal and what is problematic in the use of DXA through various scenarios
  • Utilizes real life cases
  • Thoroughly explains problems and how to compensate or correct them
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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.

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From the reviews:

“This book details the practical aspects of requesting and interpreting the results of the bone densitometry test. … This is a valuable book for clinicians who order this test, patients who are being referred for the examination, and administrators who fund the studies, because it has a relatively high value clinically although misunderstood. This book should be in every training program library.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2014)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction – How does one go from bone mineral density measurements to a diagnosis of osteoporosis

    Licata, Angelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • What Is Osteoporosis?

    Licata, Angelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 5-13

  • What Happens After I Order a DXA?

    Licata, Angelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • What Is FRAX®?

    Licata, Angelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 35-41

  • The DXA Report: What Every Referring Clinician Needs to Know

    Licata, Angelo A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-53

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Softcover $36.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A DXA Primer for the Practicing Clinician
Book Subtitle
A Case-Based Manual for Understanding and Interpreting Bone Densitometry
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1375-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1375-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1374-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 167
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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