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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Anthony Shanks, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a convenient guide for physicians who practice ultrasound in gynecology.
Purpose: The book is intended to present differential diagnoses to physicians so that they can compare clinical cases to reference pictures. It is not intended to replace more comprehensive books, but rather supplement more in-depth material.
Audience: Written at the resident level, the book is appropriate for physicians or sonographers.
Features: It presents images and text for physicians who use gynecological ultrasound. It is imperative for readers to have a working differential diagnosis, as topics are listed as such. For instance, a reader would have to suspect "cesarean scar defect" in order to look up that particular chapter. Chapters are short, one to two pages of text with figures that nicely demonstrate the material being covered. Characteristics unique to subjects — such as the ring of fire with a corpus luteum — could be highlighted so busy readers will know exactly what they are looking at. Clinical recommendations are relatively short and straightforward. There is no recommendation on the interval time for repeat imaging when certain conditions are discovered. At the end of the book are cases for readers. As with other Expert Consult titles, the videos on the accompanying website are very well done.
Assessment: This is an excellent quick reference for those who routinely (or less routinely) perform gynecological ultrasounds. The text is easy to read and easy to comprehend and makes a nice addition to a physician's library.