Preface. Introduction to B-mode imaging. Physics. Transducers and beam-forming. B-mode instrumentation. Properties, limitations and artefacts of B-mode images. B-mode measurements. Principles of Doppler ultrasound. Blood flow. Spectral Doppler ultrasound. Colour flow. Advanced techniques for imaging flow and tissue motion. 3D ultrasound. Contrast agents. Elastography. Quality assurance. Safety of diagnostic ultrasound. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary
This popular text provides a comprehensive, yet accessible, introduction to the physics and technology of medical ultrasound, with high quality ultrasound images and diagrams throughout. Covering all aspects of the field at a level that meetings the requirements of accredited sonography courses, it is ideal for both trainee and qualified healthcare professionals practising ultrasound in a clinical setting. Building on the content of previous editions, this third edition provides the latest guidance relating to ultrasound technology, quality assurance and safety and discusses the latest techniques.
- Convenient and readable resource for students of clinical ultrasound and for those who teach them
- Also suitable as an introductory text for physicists and engineers and those undertaking research in the area
- Completely revised and updated, including new types of piezoelectric materials, whole-field of view imaging techniques, vector flow techniques, techniques to image small vessels, Ultrafast spectral Doppler and the latest on image optimization
- End-of-chapter questions for self-testing and a comprehensive glossary
The highly-experienced 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.
Peter Hoskins is Professor of Medical Physics and Biomechanics at the University of Edinburgh, UK
Kevin Martin is a retired Consultant Clinical Scientist and former Head of the Instrumentation Division, Medical Physics Department, University of Leicester, UK
Abigail Thrush is a Clinical Scientist (Medical Physics), Associate Lecturer at University of Salford and University of Derby and also works in the Imaging Department, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust, UK