Ultrasound Physics and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702030413, 9780702049927

Ultrasound Physics and Technology

1st Edition

How, Why and When

Print ISBN: 9780702030413
eBook ISBN: 9780702049927
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 2nd June 2009
Page Count: 144


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


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