Pocket Protocols for Ultrasound Scanning

By

  • Betty Tempkin, BA, RT(R), RDMS, Member, Board of Directors, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Charlottesville, VA; Ultrasound Consultant, Middlebrook, VA; Formerly, Clinical Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Using a flip-card format, this compact guide provides protocols that take the guesswork out of image documentation. These comprehensive protocols follow the imaging guidelines of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and include a universal method for documenting any type of pathology. Examples of the required images for the physician's diagnostic interpretation are included. Documentation specifics are provided for full and limited abdominal studies, gynecological and obstetric exams, and prostate evaluations. Also provided are protocols for small parts, vascular system, and echocardiography.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3516-7

Reviews

Tempkin, Betty Bates, BA, RT(R), RDMS

[BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA]
ISBN: 978-1-4160-3101-7, NLM: WN 39, LC: RC78.7, 748 pages, spiral bound cover.


[DOODY'S NOTES]


[REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]
Kathleen Mary Christopher, RTR; RDMS(Froedtert Hospital)

**Description**
In this imaging reference for ultrasound examinations, images are presented in logical order and are accompanied by a gray scale, color-coded drawing to identify anatomy. The first edition was published in 1999.

**Purpose**
It is intended to be used during ultrasound examinations to help student sonographers obtain consistent and technically accurate images of ultrasound studies.

**Audience**
This is an excellent book for student or novice sonographers or residents. It is also a useful reference for someone developing department protocols using the AIUM standards for normal and abnormal studies. The author is a well known expert and author in the field of ultrasonography.

**Features**
The accompanying drawings that depict the anatomy that should be seen and the correct orientation are the best part of the book. The scanning tips throughout are also very useful. The book is intended to be propped on the ultrasound machine during the exam for easy access, but I'm sure that would not instill confidence in the patient. Some of the reproductions of the ultrasound scans are not the best quality.

**Assessment**
This is a useful book for student sonographers or residents, but it also could be used for developing department protocols and standards. It is comprehensive, yet concise, and its portability adds to its usefulness.


Weighted Numerical Score: 76 - 3 Stars




Table of Contents

Section I Introduction: Purpose and Use

Section II Image Protocol for Abnormal Sonographic Findings

Section III The Abdomen

PART ONE: Image Protocols for Full Sonographic Studies of the Abdomen:
Extensive images of the area(s) of interest accompanied by limited views of other major abdominal structures.

I. Liver Study with Full Abdomen

II. Aorta Study with Full Abdomen

III. Inferior Vena Cava Study with Full Abdomen

IV. Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Study with Full Abdomen

V. Pancreas Study with Full Abdomen

VI. Renal Study with Full Abdomen

VII. Spleen Study with Full Abdomen

PART TWO: Image Protocols for Limited Sonographic Studies of the Abdomen:
Extensive images of the area(s) of interest.

I. Aorta Study

II. Inferior Vena Cava Study

III. Right Upper Quadrant Study

IV. Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Study

V. Pancreas Study

VI. Renal Study

VII. Spleen Study

Section IV The Pelvis

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Transabdominal Sonographic Study of the Female Pelvis

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Transvaginal Sonographic Study of the Female Pelvis

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Sonographic Studies of the Male Pelvis:

I. Transrectal Prostate Gland Study

II. Scrotum Study

III. Penis Study

Section V Obstetrics

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Early First Trimester

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Late First Trimester

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Sonographic Studies of the Second and Third Trimesters:

I. Second and Third Trimester Images

II. Multiple Gestations

III. The Biophysical Profile

Section VI Small Parts

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Thyroid Gland

PART TWO: Image Protocols for the Sonographic Study of the Breast

I. Breast Lesion Characterization

II. Whole Breast Images

PART THREE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Neonatal Brain

Section VII Vascular

PART ONE: Image Protocols for Abdominal Doppler and Color Flow Studies:

I. Mesenteric Arterial Images

II. Renal Arterial Images

III. Image Examples of Various Studies

PART TWO: Image Protocol for Cerebrovascular Duplex Scanning

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Peripheral Arterial and Venous Duplex Scanning:

I. Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Images

II. Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Images

Section VIII Echocardiography

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Adult Heart

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Pediatric Heart

Section IX Abbreviation Glossary