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Diagnostic Ultrasound : Physics and Equipment - Peter R. Hoskins

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Physics and Equipment

By: Peter R. Hoskins (Editor), Kevin Martin (Editor), Abigail Thrush (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th June 2010
ISBN: 9780521757102
Number Of Pages: 276

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Radiologists, sonographers and other healthcare professionals practicing ultrasound in a clinical setting should all receive accredited training in the principles and practice of ultrasound scanning, to ensure the safe and effective application of this powerful diagnostic modality. This new edition of Diagnostic Ultrasound: Physics and Equipment provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics, technology and safety of ultrasound equipment, with high-quality ultrasound images and explanatory line diagrams throughout. It covers all aspects of the field at a level intended to meet the requirements of UK sonography courses.

New to this edition:

Updated descriptions of ultrasound technology, quality assurance and safety.

Additional chapters dedicated to 3D ultrasound, contrast agents and elastography.

New glossary containing definitions of over 500 terms.

The editors and contributing authors are all authorities in their areas with contributions to the scientific and professional development of ultrasound at national and international level. An ideal introductory text for trainee sonographers and radiologists, Diagnostic Ultrasound: and Equipment also provides an invaluable resource for trainee Physics medical physicists and engineers.

Peter Hoskins is Reader in Medical Physics, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Kevin Martin is a retired Consultant Clinical Scientist from Leicester, UK.

Abigail Thrush is a Principal Medical Physicist at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, UK.

'This is an excellent text which provides a valuable resource to support the teaching of ultrasound physics, instrumentation and safety for all those involved in the teaching, training and practice of ultrasound. It is also an ideal core text for all healthcare professionals undertaking ultrasound training and is very highly recommended.' Julie Walton, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool
'A fantastic reference book for Part I IPEM Medical Physics trainees. Easy to read and very clear explanations. Very very useful.' Annette Paton, University Hospitals Bristol, Radiotherapy Physics Unit
'When the first edition of this book was published in 2002 ... it did indeed fill the gap in the market for a comprehensive readable account of the physics and technology underpinning diagnostic ultrasound. It has become the standard text for many ultrasound courses and many of us use it as source material for teaching. Eight years later, there is still a need for a text to clarify the numerous 'technological advances' with which manufacturers now litter their machines. This edition fulfils that most admirably ... This reviewer found it very difficult to come up with some sensible substantial negative comments. That is probably because this is an excellent book, it dills a major gap in the field (previously only filled by the first edition) and it is a major contribution to the education and instruction of ultrasound practitioners whatever their background. It works admirably both as a textbook and as a reference volume.' Ultrasound

List of Contributorsp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Preface to the first editionp. xi
Introduction to B-mode imagingp. 1
Physicsp. 4
Transducers and beam-formingp. 23
B-mode instrumentationp. 47
Properties, limitations and artefacts of B-mode imagesp. 64
B-mode measurementsp. 75
Principles of Doppler ultrasoundp. 84
Blood flowp. 96
Spectral Doppler ultrasoundp. 105
Colour flow and tissue imagingp. 121
Quality assurancep. 142
Safety of diagnostic ultrasoundp. 155
3D ultrasoundp. 171
Contrast agentsp. 181
Elastographyp. 196
The decibel (dB)p. 215
The binary systemp. 216
The British Medical Ultrasound Society. Guidelines for the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound equipmentp. 217
Useful contactsp. 226
Acoustic output parameters and their measurementp. 227
Glossary of termsp. 230
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780521757102
ISBN-10: 052175710X
Series: Cambridge Medicine (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 17th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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