Ultrasound Scanning - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780721606361, 9781437727180

Ultrasound Scanning

3rd Edition

Principles and Protocols

Authors: Betty Tempkin
eBook ISBN: 9781437727180
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 24th April 2009
Page Count: 672

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Presents a visual, step-by-step method for scanning and image documentation to provide diagnostic sonograms for physicians. Scanning principles and specific instructions are provided to improve the quality of sonographic studies and establish standardization. The text includes criteria for professionalism and clinical skills, plus requisites for handling ultrasound equipment, image labeling, image technique, and case presentation. A universal method for scanning and documenting pathologies is provided. The protocol chapters provide detailed scanning protocols for the major blood vessels and organs of the abdomen, the male and female pelvic regions and obstetrics. Protocols for the abdomen, scrotum, thyroid gland, breast, neonatal brain, vascular and cardiac systems are also included.

Key Features

  • Full and limited scanning protocols discuss the location of specific vessels or organs, anatomy and physiology, sonographic appearance, and normal variations.
  • Protocols follow guidelines provided by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the organization that sets sonography policies, practice standards, safety procedures, and performance guidelines.
  • Full discussion of each scanning protocol consistently addresses patient preparation, type of transducer, breathing techniques, comprehensive surveys, and required images.
  • Focus on scanning protocols prepares students for their most important function as a sonographer — providing diagnostic sonograms for physicians.
  • Detailed line drawings accompany most sonograms, showing which structures and outlines should be discerned within the image.
  • Over 1,400 images and drawings are accompanied by detailed scanning instructions with illustrations for patient position and transducer movement, plus images with accompanying drawings for every AIUM-approved protocol.
  • 10 review questions are added to the end of each chapter, allowing students to quiz themselves.

Table of Contents

Part I General Principles

Chapter 1 Introduction to Scanning – Includes New! Proper Use of Equipment/Ergonomics

Chapter 2 Scanning Principles

Chapter 3 Pathology NEW!

Part II Abdominal Scanning Protocols

Chapter 4 Abdominal Aorta

Chapter 5 Inferior Vena Cava

Chapter 6 Liver

Chapter 7 Gallbladder and Biliary Tract

Chapter 8 Pancreas

Chapter 9 Renal

Chapter 10 Spleen

Chapter 11 Documenting Full and Limited Abdominal Studies

Part III Pelvic Scanning Protocols

Chapter 12 Female Pelvis

Chapter 13 Endovaginal

Chapter 14 Obstetrical

Chapter 15 Male Pelvis (Prostate Gland)

Part III Small Parts Scanning Protocols

Chapter 16 Scrotum

Chapter 17 Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Chapter 18 Breast

Chapter 19 Neonatal Brain

Part IV Vascular Scanning Protocols

Chapter 20 Abdominal Doppler and Color Flow

Chapter 21 Cerebrovascular Duplex

Chapter 22 Peripheral Arterial and Venous Duplex

Chapter 23 Adult Echocardiography

Chapter 24 Pediatric Echocardiography

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Appendix I Guidelines for Performance of Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Ultrasound Examination

Appendix II Guidelines for Performance of Scrotal Ultrasound Examination

Appendix III Guidelines for Performance of Antepartum Obstetrical Ultrasound Examination

Appendix IV Guidelines for Performance of Female Pelvis Ultrasound Examination

Appendix V Guidelines for Performance of Prostate Ultrasound Examination


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About the Author

Betty Tempkin

Affiliations and Expertise

Member, Board of Directors, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Charlottesville, VA; Ultrasound Consultant, Middlebrook, VA; Formerly, Clinical Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL