Abdominal Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound

How, Why and When

4th Edition - June 25, 2022

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  • Editor: Nicola Davidson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702082436
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702082443

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Abdominal Ultrasound has become the core text in the UK for trainee sonographers learning to scan the abdominal area. Now fully updated to reflect the latest evidence and technology, the fourth edition provides a solid foundation to abdominal ultrasound for practitioners of all levels. This highly illustrated book covers everything from basic principles through to discussion of complex features and ultrasound findings for a large range of conditions. It includes basic related anatomy, technique and ultrasound appearances together with the most common pathologies. This edition has been written and edited by a collaborative team of influential sonographers, consultant sonographers and consultant radiologists, and continues to provide clear explanations along with excellent use of images that make learning easy for all those who use ultrasound as part of their healthcare role.

Key Features

  • Heavily illustrated with images to support interpretation of scans
  • Clear structure and easy to read
  • Step-by-step approach suits needs of different healthcare professionals using ultrasound
  • Tip boxes to provide support in difficult cases
  • Written at a level suitable for both trainees and qualified practitioners

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1: Optimizing the Diagnostic Information
  • Introduction
  • Technique
  • Image Optimization
  • The Use of Doppler
  • Getting the best out of doPPLER
  • Additional Imaging Technologies
  • Choosing a Machine
  • Recording of images
  • Safety of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Biological Effects of Ultrasound
  • Safety Indices (Thermal and Mechanical Indices)
  • Other Hazards
  • The safe practice of ultrasound
  • Medicolegal Issues
  • Departmental Guidelines/SCHEMES of Work
  • Quality assurance
  • References
  • 2: Ultrasound of the Liver
  • Introduction
  • General pointers on upper abdominal technique
  • The Liver
  • Pathology of the Liver and Portal Venous System
  • Benign Focal Liver Lesions
  • Malignant Focal Liver Lesions
  • Diffuse Liver Conditions
  • Liver Transplants
  • References
  • Extraneous References
  • Appendix 2.1: LS through the right lobe of the liver
  • Appendix 2.2: LS through the inferior vena cava
  • Appendix 2.3: LS through the midline, level of the aorta
  • Appendix 2.4: Longitudinal, oblique section along the CBD
  • Appendix 2.5: Transverse oblique section through the hepatic venous confluence
  • Appendix 2.6: TS through the level of the porta hepatis
  • Appendix 2.7: TS at the level of the pancreas
  • 3: Ultrasound of the Gallbladder and Biliary Tree
  • The Gallbladder and Biliary Tree
  • Gallbladder Pathologic Conditions
  • Hyperplastic Conditions of the Gallbladder Wall
  • Inflammatory Gallbladder Disease
  • Biliary Tree Dilatation
  • Other Biliary Diseases
  • Malignant Biliary Disease
  • References
  • 4: Ultrasound of the Pancreas
  • The Normal Pancreas
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Pancreatitis
  • Malignant Pancreatic Disease
  • Benign focal pancreatic lesions
  • Trauma of the Pancreas
  • Pancreatic Transplantation
  • References
  • 5: Ultrasound of the Spleen and Lymphatic System
  • The spleen – normal appearances and technique
  • Malignant Splenic Disease
  • Benign Splenic Conditions
  • Vascular Abnormalities of the Spleen
  • References
  • 6: Ultrasound of the Renal Tract
  • The Normal Renal Tract
  • Assessment of Renal Function
  • Renal Anatomical Variants
  • Renal Cysts and Cystic Disease
  • Benign focal renal tumoRS
  • Malignant Renal Tract Masses
  • Pelvicalyceal System Dilatation and Obstructive Uropathy
  • Further management of renal obstruction
  • Renal Tract Calcificaton/Renal Tract Stones
  • Renal Tract Inflammation and Infection
  • Diffuse Renal Disease and Renal Failure
  • Renal vascular pathologic conditions
  • Renal trauma
  • Renal Transplants
  • References
  • 7: Ultrasound of the Testes and Male Pelvis
  • The Penis and Scrotum
  • The Scrotum
  • The Penis
  • The Prostate
  • References
  • 8: Ultrasound of the Retroperitoneum and Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Normal anatomy
  • The Abdominal Aorta
  • The Inferior Vena Cava
  • The Adrenal Glands
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
  • Pathology
  • Abdominal Wall Hernia
  • References
  • 9: Ultrasound of the Pediatric Abdomen
  • Introduction
  • General Pediatric Ultrasound Hints and Tips
  • Liver and Hepatobiliary Pathologic Conditions
  • Focal Liver Lesions
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Urinary Tract
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Renal Cystic Disease
  • Malignant Renal Tumors
  • Renal Tract Dilatation
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Acquired Disorders
  • References
  • 10: Ultrasound of the Acute Abdomen
  • Introduction
  • Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Hepatobiliary Emergencies
  • The Acute Pancreas (see also Chapter 4)
  • Renal Tract Emergencies (see also Chapter 6)
  • Other Retroperitoneal Emergencies (see also Chapter 8)
  • References
  • 11: Interventional Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Ultrasound-guided Biopsy
  • Methods of Ultrasound Guidance
  • Equipment and Needles
  • Specific Organ Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy Procedures
  • Renal Transplant Biopsy
  • Complications of Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Drainage
  • Pleural Drainage and Aspiration
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Nephrostomy
  • Cyst Drainage
  • Ultrasound-guided Vascular Access
  • Tumor Ablation
  • References
  • Recommended Further Reading
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702082436
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702082443

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Nicola Davidson

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