Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation - 4th Edition

Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

4th Edition

Authors: Wayne Hedrick David Hykes Dale Starchman
Imprint: Mosby

Description

This comprehensive resource provides clear explanations and numerous, simple line drawings that fully explain the "whys" of physics as applied to ultrasound. Updated content includes new material on PACS, contrast agents, power Doppler, harmonic imaging, 3D and 4D technology, 1.5D and 2D transducers, spatial compounding, extended field of view, and composite material transducers. Material is clarified through the use of well-designed analogies, examples of digitally processed images, and learning features such as key terms, clinical examples, end-of-chapter review questions, mock registery exams, a glossary, and a math review appendix. This text also offers excellent preparation for the physics portion of the ARDMS certification exam.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage thoroughly addresses all physics topics relevant to ultrasound so readers can prepare for the Registry exam with confidence.
  • Extensive examples and sample problems clarify formulas as they are presented, ensuring readers make the connection between theory and practical applications.
  • Accessible, conversational writing style employs real-world analogies to explain physics concepts.
  • Key terms and review questions in each chapter help readers focus on important information and assess their comprehension.

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Ultrasound Physics
    2. Attenuation in Tissue
    3. Computer Fundamentals
    4. Single Element Transducers
    5. Pulse Transmission and Echo Reception
    6. Static Imaging
    7. Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging Principles
    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. Hemodynamics
    14. Doppler Physics and Instrumentation
    15. Pulsed-Wave Doppler Spectral Analysis
    16. Doppler Imaging
    17. M-Mode
    18. Contrast Agents
    19. Image Recording Devices
    20. PACS
    21. Intensity and Power
    22. Biological Effects
    23. Clinical Safety
    24. Performance Testing
    25. Quality Control

    Appendix A. Review of Mathematics
    Appendix B. Fourier Analysis
    Appendix C. Answers to Review Questions
    Mock Registry Exam
    Glossary

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323080200

About the Author

Wayne Hedrick

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Medical Radiation Biophysics, College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio University, Rootstown, OH, USA; Certified Diagnostic Radiological and Medical Nuclear Physicist, Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, USA

David Hykes

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Medical Physicist, Medical Physics Services, Inc., Canton, OH, USA

Dale Starchman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Medical Radiation Biophysics, College of Medicine, Mortheastern Ohio Universities, Rootstown, OH, USA