Ultrasound Physics and Technology: How, Why and When

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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.

• 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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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702030413
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/8/2009
  • 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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