Key Features

  • A focus on essential physics and instrumentation provides the exact technical content you need to prepare for clinical sonography practice.
  • Accessible, conversational writing style with real-world analogies explains physics concepts and makes this difficult topic less intimidating.
  • Examples and sample problems help you make the connection between theory and practical applications.
  • The latest information on equipment and scanning methods ensures an understanding of how to competently and safely use ultrasound instrumentation.
  • Comprehensive discussion of image artifacts with illustrative examples helps you recognize and eliminate artifacts.
  • Detailed description of performance testing with tissue mimicking phantoms allows assessment of the proper operation of B-mode scanners.
  • Practical guidance on the clinical use of mechanical index and thermal index enables practice of the ALARA principle when scanning patients.
  • Full-color format shows scans as they appear in the clinical setting.
  • Key terms and other learner-friendly features focus your study on important information.
  • Summaries of essential principles and equations reinforce the most important concepts.
  • Extensive review questions on a companion Evolve website allow realistic assessment of your knowledge.

Table of Contents

1. Properties of Sound Waves

2. Interactions of Ultrasound with Tissue

3. Intensity

4. Single Element Transducers: Properties

5. Single Element Transducers: Transmission and Echo Reception

6. Static Imaging

7. Image Formation in Real-Time Ultrasound

8. Real-Time Ultrasound Transducers

9. Real-Time Ultrasound Instrumentation

10. Digital Signal and Image Processing

11. Image Quality in Real-Time Ultrasound

12. Real-Time Image Artifacts

13. Doppler Physics and Instrumentation

14. Pulsed-Wave Doppler Spectral Analysis

15. Doppler Imaging

16. M-Mode

17. Clinical Safety

18. Performance Testing


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