Clinical Application of 3D Sonography

Clinical Application of 3D Sonography

by S. Kupesic
     
 

In recent years, three-dimensional ultrasound has become a valuable medical imaging modality. This clinical textbook covers the full range of modern clinical applications of three-dimensional sonography in obstetrics and gynecology. It explains the methodology of three-dimensional ultrasound and power Doppler and provides detailed how-to information on diagnosis

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In recent years, three-dimensional ultrasound has become a valuable medical imaging modality. This clinical textbook covers the full range of modern clinical applications of three-dimensional sonography in obstetrics and gynecology. It explains the methodology of three-dimensional ultrasound and power Doppler and provides detailed how-to information on diagnosis and assessment across the full range of clinical applications in obstetrics and gynecology.

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Reviewer: Matthew J. Bassignani, MD (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a reasonably priced and easy to read book on 3D sonography with copious photos, illustrations, and 3D sonograms, most of which are in color. Short concise chapters allow manageable digestion of this new technique for sonographic imaging.
Purpose: The authors succeed in illustrating their initial results with the application of 3D sonographic technology to clinical imaging. The authors are able to fulfill their objectives in many areas that 3D ultrasound has shown early successes (e.g., fetal imaging).
Audience: Academic practitioners will likely gravitate toward this book. Those most likely to benefit from its use include radiologists and obstetricians who perform maternal-fetal imaging. The editors and their chosen authors are credible specialists, particularly in the use of 3D sonography.
Features: Heavily weighted toward the assessment of normal and abnormal fetal and gynecologic structures, the book does a good job at covering these subjects. The introductory chapter on physics and techniques seemed a little lacking. Application outside the fetal and gynecologic realms too was deficient. Although most of the sonographic images showed exquisite detail, there are some (e.g., color flow imaging) that are confusing. Additionally, I believe some of the static imaging was difficult to interpret due to its inherent dynamic nature and because interaction with the 3D console is necessary for complete understanding.
Assessment: The authors argue effectively that 3D reformations of CT and MRI have provided additional clinical data and that 3D sonography provides similarly useful insights into anatomic and pathologic processes. This remarkable text shows some stunning 3D images, particularly in the field of obstetrical imaging. It is those clinicians involved in maternal-fetal medicine that would benefit most from acquiring this book. This book sets the benchmark for others to meet and beat when presenting new uses for this novel technique.
3 Stars from Doody
Booknews
Kurjak and Kupesic (both of the U. of Zagreb department of obstetrics and gynecology) present 28 contributions by experts in the field of 3D sonography. They discuss methodology; the use of the technology in the study of angiogenesis, female infertility, septate uterus, hysterosonosalpingography, intrauterine devices, urogynecology, sonoembryology of the first trimester, normal and abnormal fetal anatomy and face, markers of chromosomal anomalies, nuchal translucency measurement, prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, placental and umbilical cord abnormalities, fetal brain assessment, neonatal neurosonography, sonography of the breast, hepatogastroenterology, and uterine, ovarian, and breast lesions. The final articles deal with advantages, limitations and future developments, as well as telemedicine. Extensively illustrated in color and b&w. Oversize: 8.5x12<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842140062
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.75(d)

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