Ultrasound Scanning

Principles and Protocols


  • 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

Presents a visual, step-by-step method for scanning and image documentation to provide diagnostic sonograms for physicians. Scanning principles and specific instructions are provided to improve the quality of sonographic studies and establish standardization. The text includes criteria for professionalism and clinical skills, plus requisites for handling ultrasound equipment, image labeling, image technique, and case presentation. A universal method for scanning and documenting pathologies is provided. The protocol chapters provide detailed scanning protocols for the major blood vessels and organs of the abdomen, the male and female pelvic regions and obstetrics. Protocols for the abdomen, scrotum, thyroid gland, breast, neonatal brain, vascular and cardiac systems are also included.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3435-1

Table of Contents

Part I General Principles

Chapter 1 Introduction to Scanning – Includes New! Proper Use of Equipment/Ergonomics

Chapter 2 Scanning Principles

Chapter 3 Pathology NEW!

Part II Abdominal Scanning Protocols

Chapter 4 Abdominal Aorta

Chapter 5 Inferior Vena Cava

Chapter 6 Liver

Chapter 7 Gallbladder and Biliary Tract

Chapter 8 Pancreas

Chapter 9 Renal

Chapter 10 Spleen

Chapter 11 Documenting Full and Limited Abdominal Studies

Part III Pelvic Scanning Protocols

Chapter 12 Female Pelvis

Chapter 13 Endovaginal

Chapter 14 Obstetrical

Chapter 15 Male Pelvis (Prostate Gland)

Part III Small Parts Scanning Protocols

Chapter 16 Scrotum

Chapter 17 Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Chapter 18 Breast

Chapter 19 Neonatal Brain

Part IV Vascular Scanning Protocols

Chapter 20 Abdominal Doppler and Color Flow

Chapter 21 Cerebrovascular Duplex

Chapter 22 Peripheral Arterial and Venous Duplex

Chapter 23 Adult Echocardiography

Chapter 24 Pediatric Echocardiography

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Appendix I Guidelines for Performance of Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Ultrasound Examination

Appendix II Guidelines for Performance of Scrotal Ultrasound Examination

Appendix III Guidelines for Performance of Antepartum Obstetrical Ultrasound Examination

Appendix IV Guidelines for Performance of Female Pelvis Ultrasound Examination

Appendix V Guidelines for Performance of Prostate Ultrasound Examination