All healthcare professionals practising ultrasound in a clinical setting should receive accredited training in the principles and practice of ultrasound scanning. 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 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.
• Fully updated, with three new chapters, a glossary containing definitions of over 500 terms, and high quality images throughout • Written with the needs of the trainee and practising sonographer in mind and ideally suited for courses throughout the UK and abroad • Demystifies the physics and technical aspects of ultrasound to enable understanding and promote learning
Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Introduction to B-mode imaging K. Martin; 2. Physics K. Martin and K. V. Ramnarine; 3. Transducers and beam forming K. Martin and T. A. Whittingham; 4. B-mode instrumentation K. Martin; 5. Properties, limitations and artefacts of B-mode images K. Martin; 6. B-mode measurements N. J. Dudley; 7. Principles of Doppler P. R. Hoskins; 8. Blood flow A. Thrush; 9. Spectral Doppler ultrasound A. Thrush; 10. Colour flow and tissue imaging P. R. Hoskins and A. L. Criton; 11. Quality assurance A. J. Evans and P. R. Hoskins; 12. Safety of diagnostic ultrasound F. A. Duck and A. Shaw; 13. 3D ultrasound P. R. Hoskins and T. J. MacGillivray; 14. Contrast agents C. Moran and M. Butler; 15. Elastography P. R. Hoskins; Appendices; Glossary; Index.
'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
K. Martin, K. V.Ramnarine, T. A. Whittingham, N. J. Dudley, P. R. Hoskins, A. Thrush, A. L. Criton, A. J. Evans, F. A. Duck, A. Shaw, T. J. MacGillivray, C. Moran, M. Butler