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August 1970

Ophthalmic Ultrasound: An International Symposium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(2):258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040260035

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This book is an unusually well-edited compilation of the proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Ultrasonography in Ophthalmology, held at Philadelphia, in May 1968. This was a well-attended meeting at which many original and stimulating contributions to the field were presented. The program at the meeting was planned to provide a complete survey of the state of the art. In addition, a two-day tutorial session preceded the Congress and the papers from this session have been included in the book.

The book is divided into five units, each with an introductory overview. The first section on basic physics (three papers) provides an excellent current source for the beginning ophthalmic ultrasonographer to obtain background information on transducers, display, and tissue visualization techniques. The authors have presented the material in a straightforward manner, designed for the ophthalmologist rather than the engineer. The section on principles of ultrasound (nine papers) contains papers

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