Ultrasound Physics and Technology

1st Edition

How, Why and When

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Description

Written for health practitioners and students new to medical ultrasound, this book provides all the basic physics and technological knowledge they need in order to practise ultrasound effectively, including safety aspects of ultrasound, quality assurance and the latest techniques and developments.

Key Features

  • Multiple choice questions for self-assessment and as a revision aid
  • Chapter on terminology with explanatory paragraphs of words and phrases used in diagnostic ultrasound
  • Troubleshooting guide - common problems and their solutions explored

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to diagnostic ultrasound
2. Principles and physics of ultrasound imaging - simple terminology definitions
3. The piezoelectric effect
4. Acoustic impedance
5. The ultrasound beam
6. Transducers
7. Resolution
8. Ultrasound interactions and attenuation
9. Artifacts
10. Instrumentation and controls
11. Physical principles of Doppler ultrasound
12. Ultrasound safety
13. Quality assurance and performance testing
14. Mew technology and recent advances in ultrasound imaging
15. Multiple choice questions, answers to multiple choice questions

Details

No. of pages:
144
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702049927
Print ISBN:
9780702030413

About the authors

Vivien Gibbs

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of West of England, Bristol

David Cole

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Ultrasound Programme Director, Division of Radiography, University of Central England, Birmingham

Antonio Sassano

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol