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Clinical Guide to Sonography, 2nd Edition

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"I really like the design and clinical focus of this book and believe that it will stimulate critical thinking among its transatlantic target audience" (Hazel Edwards, Senior Sonographer, Lister Hospital, Stevenage)

Organized by clinical problem rather than by body system, Clinical Guide to Sonography enables you to quickly find information related to the symptom being reported by the patient. This unique format covers various pathologies that may be related to a patient's symptoms, and features illustrations and sonograms that demonstrate each pathology. The book is divided into five major sections: abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, superficial structures, and a miscellaneous section to include pediatric and vascular clinical indications. Each chapter within those sections focuses on a clinical indication, and incorporates background information, a clinical scenario, discussions of pathologies and differential diagnoses, illustrations, sonograms, patient scenarios with multiple choice and case-based questions to ensure you have a solid understanding of the material.

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New to This Edition

    • New chapters provide you with more complete coverage of the pathology sonographers encounter in practice.
    • New case studies with critical-thinking questions set up realistic situations for you to use as a frame of reference.
    • 600 updated images produced by the latest technology keep you on the cutting-edge of sonography.
    • Instructor access to multiple-choice and image based test questions

Key Features

    • Symptom-based presentation makes it easy for beginning and experienced sonographers to quickly find information related to the patient’s symptom.
    • Summary tables of differential diagnoses and sonographic findings provide you with a brief overview of all chapter material for quick reference.
    • Clinical scenarios at the beginning of each chapter help you learn to apply information to the clinical setting.
    • Case studies and discussion questions give you the opportunity to enhance your critical-thinking skills and measure your comprehension of material.
    • Over 900 ultrasound images correlated to the pathology illustrate what you’ll encounter in the clinical setting.
    • Glossary helps you define important terminology.

Published Reviews

    "This book covers a wide range of ultrasound examinations looking at the clinical question first. It is written for sonographers and student sonographers by two Academics and a sonographer. The book is divided into sections, starting with abdominal examinations and the common clinical question of Right Upper Quadrant Pain, which it then explores with possible diagnoses and ultrasound images of the pathology. Each chapter deals with a different clinical finding and at the end of each chapter there are quizzes to test the reader’s knowledge. The other sections cover Gynaecology, Obstetric, Superficial Structures and Miscellaneous areas, which includes Neonatal Hips and Heads and some vascular areas, which departments may find useful; there is no section on MSK (Musculo-skeletal) Ultrasound.

    The colour images appear at the front of the book and I would have preferred these to have been placed within the text at the appropriate point. The references used within the book are mostly current. Equipment and technique are not covered in this book.

    Because this book is written by American authors some terminology will be incorrect in the UK setting, so caution should be demonstrated by the student sonographer when using this book as a reference, especially in the Obstetric Section. This is especially true within the Early pregnancy setting where the wording used is different from the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) recommended terminology. However, as long as the reader is aware of this, most Ultrasound Departments will find this a useful resource to have on their shelves and use for CPD."

    Allison Harris, Clinical Co-Ordinator, City University London, Oct 14


Author Information

    By Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT, RDMS, RVT, Chair and Professor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Department, Orlando, FL; Kathryn Kuntz, MEd, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, Assistant Professor, Radiology Electronic Curriculum Coordinator Sonography Program Mayo Clinic Adjunct Faculty Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Orlando, FL President SEAC, Inc Sonography Education & Accreditation Consulting, Inc and Diane J. Youngs, MEd, RDMS, RVT, Program Director Mayo School of Health Sciences Sonography Program Assistant Professor of Radiology College of Medicine Rochester, Minnesota

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Clinical Guide to Sonography, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • 576 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09164-0
  • Copyright: 2014