Ultrasound Physics and Technology: How, Why and When

Ultrasound Physics and Technology: How, Why and When

by Vivien Gibbs, David Cole, Antonio Sassano
     
 

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.

• Multiple choice questions for self-assessment and as a

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Overview

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.

• 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702030413
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/08/2009
Series:
How, Why and When Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to diagnostic ultrasound 1

2 Principles and physics of ultrasound imaging - simple terminology definitions 7

3 The piezoelectric effect 13

4 Acoustic impedance 19

5 The ultrasound beam 23

6 Transducers 27

7 Resolution 39

8 Ultrasound interactions and attenuation 45

9 Artifacts 51

10 Instrumentation and controls 63

11 Physical principles of Doppler ultrasound 73

12 Ultrasound safety 91

13 Quality assurance and performance testing 101

14 New technology and recent advances in ultrasound imaging 111

15 Multiple choice questions 121

Answers to multiple choice questions 127

Index 133

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