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May 25, 1984

Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography

Author Affiliations

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York

JAMA. 1984;251(20):2726-2727. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340440082040

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"Best buy in its class" is the rating given the second edition of this comprehensive overview of the field of diagnostic ultrasonography. The editor has achieved her goal of presenting all areas of sonography in one textbook with ample illustrations and lucid text. The scope and clarity of this book reflect the editor's strong clinical orientation and long experience as an accomplished educator in this field.

The first six chapters present the basics of ultrasound physics and technology in a highly readable and easily understandable manner. If read and understood by current practitioners and students, many common interpretive errors and misconceptions regarding texture, artifacts, and resolution would be avoided. The next 11 chapters are devoted to an exposition of cross-sectional anatomy, scanning techniques, and clinical detail of abdominal ultrasonography. New chapters have been added to this edition covering sonography of the breast, neonatal skull, and superficial organs. These are followed