July 4, 1977

Present and Future of Diagnostic Ultrasound

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edited by Ian Donald and Salvator Levi (symposium, Brussels, Belgium, May 1975), 211 pp, with illus, $30, New York, Wiley, 1976.

JAMA. 1977;238(1):67. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280010067035

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This book summarizes the proceedings of the Foundation for Research in Sexual Endocrinology and Study of Human Reproduction held in Brussels in May 1975. The main topic was diagnostic ultrasound, but all aspects, not just those related to the reproductive system, were covered.

Leading European, Japanese, and American physicians participated. The latest advances in ultrasound in technical imaging, biological effects, obstetrics, gynecology, neurology, peripheral vascular disease, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, breast disease, and thyroid and salivary gland disease were covered. There are 16 individual presentations; overall they are well written, nicely illustrated, and well referenced and present good overviews of their specific areas. Obviously, many newer advances have been made in the rapidly progressing field of ultrasound since 1975, but the material presented is still accurate.

The only minor fault was that the reproductions in a few of the articles were dark and small, making it difficult to see the