This compact resource offers ready access to information on exam preparation, equipment selection, clinical history, lab findings, etiology, and sonographic appearance for a wide variety of disorders. Based on the presenting symptoms, the reader is guided to the proper sections of the pocket guide to find information on disorders likely to cause the symptom. Each disorder section covers the most common causes of the disorder, related abnormal lab values, and sonographic appearance. Following these instructions, the sonographer can provide the physician with everything needed to make an accurate diagnosis, so the patient does not have to be called back for additional scanning.
Each section includes information in the following format: – Patient Preparation – Equipment Selection – Imaging Protocol – Routine Measurements – Clinical History and Laboratory Findings – Differential Diagnoses – Additional Imaging
Aorta/Inferior Vena Cava
Superficial Structure Sonography
By, Regina Swearengin, AAS BS RDMS