Diagnostic Ultrasound, edited by Carol M. Rumack, Stephanie R. Wilson, J. William Charboneau, and Deborah Levine, presents a greater wealth of authoritative, up-to-the-minute guidance on the ever-expanding applications of this versatile modality than you'll find in any other single source. Preeminent experts help you reap the fullest benefit from the latest techniques for ultrasound imaging of the whole body...image-guided procedures...fetal, obstetric, and pediatric imaging...and more. This completely updated 4th Edition encompasses all of the latest advances, including 3-D and 4-D imaging, fetal imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the liver and digestive tract, and much more - all captured through an abundance of brand-new images. And now, video clips for virtually every chapter allow you to see the sonographic presentation of various conditions in real time!
Compare your findings to approximately 5,000 outstanding imaging examples (1,150 in full color).
Gain valuable diagnostic tips and insights from the most respected experts in the field.
New to This Edition
See the sonographic presentation of various conditions in real time, thanks to video clips accompanying virtually every chapter!
Master all of the latest US applications, including the newest developments in 3-D and 4-D imaging, fetal imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the liver and digestive tract, and much more.
View state-of-the-art examples of all imaging findings with more than 70% new illustrations in the obstetrics section (including correlations with fetal MRI), and more than 20% new images throughout the rest of the contents.
"This book is the gold standard; it exhaustively and encyclopedically covers diagnostic ultrasound€¦All departments of radiology must obtain a copy for their libraries. Radiology residents must have access to this book during their training€¦Practicing radiologists with an interest in ultrasound should buy this book for reference and read it for continuing education." - AJR, review of the third edition
By Carol M. Rumack, MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO; Stephanie R. Wilson, MD, Professor of Medical Imaging and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto; Head, Section of Ultrasound, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; J. William Charboneau, MD, Professor of Radiology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Deborah Levine
The future of diagnostic sonography in today's era of cost containment is unclear. As compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), sonography has the disadvantages of a limited field of view, poorer resolution, operator dependence, and interference by bone and air. In most regions of the body, sonography is considered a good screening test, but if you really need an answer you go to CT or MRI. With pressure to do as few studies as possible, why not go straight to CT or MRI? Because sonography does have advantages: flexibility, real-time monitoring, low cost, no ionizing radiation, and relatively inexpensive upgrades. I believe sonography has a bright future in the managed-care era, and this book illustrates many new applications for it.
The first edition of Diagnostic Ultrasound was extremely well received and became a standard, authoritative reference book. Given the advances in the field over the past seven years, including color and power Doppler and new and improved transducer technology, a revised, updated second edition is welcome. The editors have assembled an outstanding group of approximately 100 expert contributors. The layout of this book is beautiful. Colored boxes highlight important lists and tables throughout the text. The illustrations are large and well annotated and show exactly what they are intended to show. Correlative imaging methods, drawings, and diagrams are used appropriately. The topics covered in the two volumes cover the entire field of diagnostic ultrasound, including physics and bioeffects; contrast agents; abdominal, pelvic, and thoracic sonography; interventional sonography; musculoskeletal sonography; intraoperative and laparoscopic sonography; small-parts imaging; vascular sonography; obstetric and fetal sonography; and pediatric sonography. References are copious, cited throughout the text and listed at the ends of the chapters.
Radiology residents will want to purchase this book as their definitive reference work on sonography. The general radiologist who does some sonography should own it for reference during daily practice. Experienced ultrasound practitioners will be drawn to the relatively new material presented in the chapters on contrast agents, the gastrointestinal tract, the abdominal wall, the diaphragm and peritoneum, the thorax, intraoperative sonography, and the rotator cuff and tendons. Any brave souls who wish to plunge into ultrasound-guided interventional procedures will find expert guidance in several chapters. The second volume consists of sections on obstetric and fetal sonography and pediatric sonography. Each of these could be published separately as a monograph. This book is a must acquisition for departmental libraries. Specialists in obstetrics and gynecology and in vascular surgery will probably opt to purchase monographs devoted to their specialties.
I cannot praise the editors, authors, and publisher of this book enough. One rarely finds a textbook that is encyclopedic, easy to read, beautifully illustrated, and thoughtfully laid out. Most book reviews are supposed to present something in the way of shortcomings. I suppose I could find a few typographical errors here or there, or quibble about some statement somewhere. However, I really cannot find anything wrong that is worth mentioning.
Reviewed by Arnold C. Friedman, M.D.
Copyright © 1998 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved. The New England Journal of Medicine is a registered trademark of the MMS. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"This book is the gold standard; it exhaustively and encyclopedically covers diagnostic ultrasound.All departments of radiology must obtain a copy for their libraries. Radiology residents must have access to this book during their training.Practicing radiologists with an interest in ultrasound should buy this book for reference and read it for continuing education." - AJR, review of the third edition