Ultrasound continues to be one of the most important diagnostic tools in medicine and is used by a wide range of healthcare professionals across many applications. This book provides a practical, clinically relevant guide for all practitioners working in the field of abdominal ultrasound. Its aim is to enable the operator to maximize the diagnostic information and recognize the limitations of ultrasound scans.
Accessible, step-by-step approach
Covers the basic related anatomy, technique and ultrasound appearances together with the most common pathological processes
Written at a level suitable for both students and practitionersThis new edition features:
4-colour figures throughout
New chapters on 'Ultrasound in infectious diseases' and 'Safety and musculoskeletal disorders
Expanded sections on the bowel, and Contrast agent techniques.
Contributors Preface Abbreviations Chapter 1 Optimizing the diagnostic information Chapter 2 The normal hepato-biliary system Chapter 3 Pathology of the gallbladder and biliary tree Chapter 4 Pathology of the liver and portal venous system Chapter 5 The pancreas Chapter 6 Ultrasound of the spleen and lymphatic system Chapter 7 Ultrasound of the renal tract Chapter 8 Ultrasound of the retroperitoneum and gastrointestinal tract Chapter 9 Ultrasound of the paediatric abdomen Chapter 10 Ultrasound of the acute abdomen Chapter 11 Interventional techniques Bibliography, resources and further reading Index