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November 1972

Recent Advances in Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(5):798. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650050116042

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Compiled and edited by a nuclear radiologist who also uses diagnostic ultrasound, this book is intended to bring diagnostic ultrasound to the attention of practicing physicians. It is anticipated that conditions such as tumor masses and others will now be investigated by this new diagnostic modality. Some of the more common applications of diagnostic ultrasound such as detection of pericardial fluid, differentiation of renal masses, and mid-line echo encephalography are dealt with by a combined nuclear radiology and ultrasound approach. It is the authors' belief that the dual diagnostic approach improves the results as compared to either method alone. These points are illustrated with nuclear images and ultrasonograms; the latter are of poor quality.

The editor's goals might best be satisfied by those portions of the book which deal with scanning in upper abdominal disease, the determination of fetal head size, and placental localization. Considerable expertise is evident in

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