Key Features

  • Scanning protocols for the four major clinical specialty exams detail what constitutes a complete sonographic examination.
  • Thorough, step-by-step presentation of patient care in a sonography setting teaches you how to perform basic medical techniques and interact with patients.
  • Sonographer Safety Issues chapter explains how to scan with proper scanning technique and posture to avoid repetitive-motion musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Note boxes add information on applying concepts to the clinical setting.
  • HIPAA information provides the knowledge you need to comply with federal law.
  • Objectives and key terms introduce each chapter's important content.
  • Chapter summaries simplify study and review by recapping the most important points.
  • Glossary of Spanish phrases covers common instructions for better communication with Spanish-speaking patients.

Table of Contents

1. The Origins and Evolution of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

2. The Sonographer as Student

3. Communication and Critical Thinking Skills

4. Sonographer Safety Issues

5. Medical Techniques and Patient Care

6. Clinical Assessments and Sonographic Procedures

7. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sonography

8. Sound Futures

9. Professional Development and Leadership Qualities


A: Patient Care Partnership: Understanding Expectations, Rights, and Responsibilities

B: Clinical Laboratory Tests

C: Common Medical Abbreviations

D: Medical Terminology

E: Spanish Phrases for Sonographers

F: NEW! Professional Organizations and Agencies

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About the author

Robert de Jong

Affiliations and Expertise

Ultrasonography Educational Consultant, Tucson, AZ, USA