The concept of this handbook is admirable—to provide a handy softcovered and ring-bound guidebook for the novice in diagnostic ultrasonography. The style is conversational, pragmatic, and humorous but sometimes too opinionated for a general guidebook. The book does not completely fulfill its stated purpose. It seems caught between the goals of providing
"The style is conversational, pragmatic, and humorous but sometimes too opinionated for a general guidebook."
simplified techniques of ultrasound examination and providing an atlas of ultrasound findings. Although the diagnostic principles of both A- and B-scan imaging are discussed, coordinated findings of A- and B-scan imaging are not presented in any of the pathology groups, except for intraocular tumors. The emphasis is clearly on B-scan topographic analysis.
Introductory material covering simplified physics of ultrasound and a discussion of various available equipment assemblies and examination techniques are quite adequate. Principles of A- and B-scan imaging and their interpretation are