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Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications

Jay K. Harness (Editor), Dennis B. Wisher (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-24538-4
568 pages
May 2001
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This groundbreaking textbook provides the first comprehensive overview of the utility of ultrasonography in surgical practice. Designed for easy reference as well as complete coverage, Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications includes a detailed introduction to the basic principles of ultrasonography as well as extensively illustrated guidelines for "reading" ultrasound images. The book's scope embraces equipment, technique, and interpretation and its highly visual, didactic approach provides the reader with numerous examples of normal and abnormal sonographic findings.
Featuring contributions from leading experts, Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications includes individual chapters on such topics as:
* Breast Ultrasound
* Abdominal Ultrasound
* Trauma Ultrasound
* Intraoperative and Laparoscopic Ultrasound
* Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Stomach and Pancreas
* Endoluminal Ultrasound of the Rectum and Esophagus
* Ultrasound in Endocrine Diseases
* Gynecologic Ultrasound for Surgeons
Ultrasound in Surgical Practice: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications is an indispensable reference for all surgeons and surgical residents.
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Foreword.

Preface.

Contributors.

Principles of Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Become Pictures (W. Fry).

Ultrasound System Operation (T. Case).

Abdominal Ultrasound: The Basic Principles (D. Wisher).

Abdominal Sonography for Trauma (The FASTt Examination) (R. Smith).

Invasive Ultrasonography (A. Siperstein).

Breast Ultrasound (J. Harness & M. Gittleman).

Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands (J. Harness & P. Czako).

Intraoperative Ultrasound (E. Fegelman).

Laparoscopic Ultrasonography (A. Siperstein).

Transesophageal Endosonography and Echocardiography (M. Pollock, et al.).

Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Stomach (G. Sze, et al.).

Endoscopic Ultrasound of the Pancreas (J. Scheiman & P. Nandi).

Endoluminal Ultrasound of the Rectum (T. Arnell & M. Stamos).

Gynecology/Obstetrics (E. Snoey).

Vascular Ultrasound (L. Goldstein & L. Wilbur).

Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit (R. Durham).

Technological Advances (J. Harness & D. Wisher).

Ultrasound Accreditation, Credentialing, Verification, and Privileging for Surgeons (J. Harness).

Index.
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"this is the only volume that features all the aspects of sonography. Thus, this compendium should be of interest to physicians in training [...] and to beginner sonographers as well as experienced sonographers" (Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy, February 2002)

"...this book succeeds in offering a basic and user-friendly introduction to ultrasound for its intended audience, the surgeon..." (Abdominal Imaging)

"...this book succeeds in offering a basic and user-friendly introduction to ultrasound for its intended audience, the surgeon..." (Abdominal Imaging, September/October 2002)

"…a first-rate resource for the practicing surgeon…" (World Journal of Surgery)

"…this book accomplishes what the authors intended. It is an extremely comprehensive review of ultrasound as applied to surgical practice. It is a very important reference and will hold a prominent place on my bookshelf." (Current Surgery, Vol. 60, No. 1, January/February 2003)

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