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ISBN-13: 978-1588296702
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"Although the text is American based, Bone Densitometry for Technologists would be useful for Canadian technologists certifying in the field of bone densitometry or for those interested in learning more about a related medical radiation technology modality. It would also be an excellent reference text for libraries and medical radiation technology education programs." -The Canadian Journal of Medical Radiation Technology

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Continuing the excellent reputation of the first edition, leading densitometry experts Sydney Lou Bonnick, MD, FACP, and Lori Ann Lewis, MRT, CDT, have updated and expanded Bone Densitometry for Technologists to reflect the latest standards and developments in the field. Here radiologic technologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dedicated densitometry technologists can find new guidelines for bone density testing, new therapies for osteoporosis, and new treatment guidelines for osteoporosis, as well as new chapters on pediatric densitometry body composition assessments, and the use of skeletal morphometry in diagnosis and fracture risk prediction. The twelve appendices have also been updated to reflect the most current information available, including contacts for densitometry equipment manufacturers and organizations, guidelines for bone density testing and CPT codes, definitions of terms, and new conversion equations. A companion CD contains the Precision Calculator Companion for automatically calculating the short-term precision and least significant change values for a facility, and the statistical confidence level for any change in BMD, all of which are indispensable in the interpretation of serial bone density studies. In addition, a new continuing education test will allow, upon successful completion, 17 hours of Category A American Society of Radiologic Technologists' credit. Comprehensive and informative, Bone Densitometry for Technologists, Second Edition provides all of the practical knowledge needed to expertly and professionally operate any of today's sophisticated densitometry machines.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Humana Press; 2 edition (January 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588296709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588296702
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By lisa wootton on September 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is terrific for the QA portion of the boards. The book is easy to understand and follow. I would recommend this book if you are considering taking the registry for bone density.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James M. Adams on September 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book to help me study for the ARRT Bone Densitometry test. This was my sole source of information. The book itself is not very well orginized and is overly technical when it doesn't need to be. Rather boring, but hey, it is rather boring material anyway. I passed the test, so I suppose it was woth getting. All in all, not a great book, but it gets the job done.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Deubach on October 23, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book was an excellent tool to pass the ARRT Done Densitometry registry. It was a little too wordy and boring, but it gave all the information that was needed for the test.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By FlowerChild13 on February 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read through this book twice and passed my ARRT bone densitometry exam without any trouble. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to obtain their bone densitometry registry.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Pierson on November 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought the book to study for the ARRT bone density test. Only book I could find. Hard to understand and very technical. Took the post test in the back of the book and had hoped to get an answer key, so I could use it as a study guide. Only received a certificate showing I passed the test. Was told they couldn't give me the answers. Hopefully I can find more study material elsewhere.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Delatorre on January 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book seems to be everything that might be needed to pass the Bone Densitometry registry. The only thing that was not to my satisfaction is that there is a 10 ce A in the back of the book the expired a year ago, so you won't get credit for this book!
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Format: Hardcover
It is a very difficult book to read. It is supposed to come with a CD good for 8 credits. It did not. The seller will not send one. I paid $115 for a book you would ONLY buy to get the credits. I have requested the CD several times and all I get is, "I can return the book if not satisfied." I am a very unhappy customer.
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By TKay on March 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is very detailed and yes DRY, but so is the subject. If you need a tool that will teach you the physics, formulas and pathology of Bone Density this is it, but the promised CD is not delivered.
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