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Ultrasound continues to be one of the most important diagnostic tools in medicine and is used by a wide range of healthcare professionals across many applications. This book provides a practical, clinically relevant guide for all practitioners working in the field of abdominal ultrasound. Its aim is to enable the operator to maximize the diagnostic information and recognize the limitations of ultrasound scans.
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"I encourage the students within our department to use this excellent text as a source of reference. High quality and good value for money [...]adefinite ‘must have’ for any ultrasound department, and for student sonographers."

Ultrasound (TheJournal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society), Aug 2011

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Reviewer: Andrew J. Taylor, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This book provides many fine overview concepts related both to anatomy and technical aspects of abdominal sonography.
Purpose: The author sets out an ambitious task — to provide a straightforward review of abdominal ultrasound in order to provide a perspective of ultrasound's strengths and limitations in the abdomen, while also providing a clinical perspective with regard to pathophysiology of disease states and management options for many entities.
Audience: The reader, whether a novice or established sonographer, can readily gain much information from the text, tables, and excellent illustrations. Even medical students and nonradiology medical residents may find this format of interest.
Features: Frequently, a complex management topic is covered in a few sentences. Although this may give the reader some clinical perspective related to the ultrasound area being discussed, such an approach can be misleading. One illustration is the treatment options stated for gallstone disease. The author mentions ESWL and dissolution as possible options. These forms of treatment are extremely rare and do not warrant mention. It may be better for the author to provide more information related to his primary mission of covering abdominal ultrasound, rather than the holistic approach used throughout the book. Some concepts of pathophysiology related to disease processes at times are unclear or faulty. For example, the Mirrizzi syndrome has a contracted gallbladder which produces an extrinsic pressure or erosion of the adjacent common duct, not a dilated gallbladder as reported in the book.
Assessment: This book contains much useful information, but some misleading and incorrect information as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443069192
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Series: How, Why and When Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Abbreviations

Chapter 1 Optimizing the diagnostic information Chapter 2 The normal hepato-biliary system Chapter 3 Pathology of the gallbladder and biliary tree Chapter 4 Pathology of the liver and portal venous system Chapter 5 The pancreas Chapter 6 Ultrasound of the spleen and lymphatic system Chapter 7 Ultrasound of the renal tract Chapter 8 Ultrasound of the retroperitoneum and gastrointestinal tract Chapter 9 Ultrasound of the paediatric abdomen Chapter 10 Ultrasound of the acute abdomen Chapter 11 Interventional techniques

Bibliography, resources and further reading Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012


    This is the most expensive book i have ever seen. Also i wrote the first review! Hahahahahaha!!!!!

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