Osteoporosis and Bone Densitometry Measurements

  • Giuseppe Guglielmi

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maria Luisa Brandi, Prisco Piscitelli
    Pages 1-4
  3. Salvatore Minisola, Elisabetta Romagnoli
    Pages 5-13
  4. Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Wilfred C. G. Peh
    Pages 15-30
  5. Christian R. Krestan, Ursula Nemec, Stefan Nemec
    Pages 31-40
  6. Mohamed Jarraya, Daichi Hayashi, James F. Griffith, Ali Guermazi, Harry K. Genant
    Pages 41-55
  7. Anastasia N. Fotiadou
    Pages 57-68
  8. James F. Griffith
    Pages 69-85
  9. S. M. Ploof, S. Wuertzer, Leon Lenchik
    Pages 87-100
  10. J. E. Adams
    Pages 101-122
  11. Thomas M. Link
    Pages 123-134
  12. Giuseppe Guglielmi, Michelangelo Nasuto
    Pages 135-148
  13. Janina M. Patsch, Jan S. Bauer
    Pages 149-159
  14. Lotfi Hacein-Bey, Ali Guermazi, Alexander M. Norbash
    Pages 161-178
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 197-198

About this book


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.


Bone Densitometry Measurements Metabolic Bone Disease Osteoporosis Treatment Vertebral Fractures

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Guglielmi
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of RadiologyUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27883-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27884-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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