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Ultrasound Physics and Technology

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-3041-3

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Ultrasound Physics and Technology

How, Why and When

By Vivien Gibbs, DCR, DNM, DMU, MA, MBA, David Cole, DCR, DMU, MSc and Antonio Sassano, BSc, MSc

144 pages
Trim Size 9 11/16 X 7 7/16 in
Copyright 2009
$102.00, Hardcover, Reference

A title in the How, Why and When Series.

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Written for health practitioners and students new to medical ultrasound, this book provides all the basic physics and technological knowledge they need in order to practise ultrasound effectively, including safety aspects of ultrasound, quality assurance and the latest techniques and developments.


"The authors using their experienced background in ultrasound education have provided a concise overview of ultrasound physics and instrumentation to the new ultrasound user in a simple and clear manner. For the postgraduate ultrasound student the book can be a useful complement in aiding comprehension of the principles of physics and instrumentation...This would be a useful reference book in the clinical department." Becky Mulloy, Lecturer City University

"The illustrations, diagrams and tables are simple, clear and well-labelled. I also feel that this text may contain more supporting ultrasound images than some of its rivals, and again these are of high quality and likely to be appreciated by the student... I think this very affordable hardback is written in such a clear and concise manner that it makes essential reading alongside some of the more expensive heavyweights. I would therefore strongly recommend it."Ultrasound, May 2010


Key Features

  • Multiple choice questions for self-assessment and as a revision aid
  • Chapter on terminology with explanatory paragraphs of words and phrases used in diagnostic ultrasound
  • Troubleshooting guide - common problems and their solutions explored

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to diagnostic ultrasound
2. Principles and physics of ultrasound imaging - simple terminology definitions
3. The piezoelectric effect
4. Acoustic impedance
5. The ultrasound beam
6. Transducers
7. Resolution
8. Ultrasound interactions and attenuation
9. Artifacts
10. Instrumentation and controls
11. Physical principles of Doppler ultrasound
12. Ultrasound safety
13. Quality assurance and performance testing
14. Mew technology and recent advances in ultrasound imaging
15. Multiple choice questions, answers to multiple choice questions

Author Information

By Vivien Gibbs, DCR, DNM, DMU, MA, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of West of England, Bristol; David Cole, DCR, DMU, MSc, Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Ultrasound Programme Director, Division of Radiography, University of Central England, Birmingham and Antonio Sassano, BSc, MSc, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol

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