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May 1, 1991

The Principles of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology

JAMA. 1991;265(17):2261-2262. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460170115049

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The editors have compiled an outstanding resource for the professional in the field of ultrasound concerned with obstetrics and gynecology. Sixty-four authors have contributed 44 chapters covering the breadth and depth of this important and dynamic field.

New developments such as transvaginal ultrasonography, sonographically directed interventions, and Doppler studies of pelvic circulation are well covered. This edition represents an almost complete revision of the previous edition, with new chapters concerning fetal blood sampling, fetal interventional procedures, and early detection of ovarian carcinoma. Other chapters go beyond the traditional to include sonography of the breast and a discussion of legal concerns related to sonography, particularly with respect to obstetric practice.

This is an authoritative reference work covering the field from the basics of ultrasound physics and bioeffects to the subtleties of fetal anomalies. Each chapter is carefully referenced, providing the student with access to primary sources. This book is highly recommended