Pediatric Ultrasound How, Why and When 1st edition
Ultrasound is one of the most widely used imaging modalities in pediatric radiology and is set to continue to grow and develop as computing and equipment improve and new applications become available. Children are ideally suited to ultrasound since their low levels of body fat contribute to ultrasound images of exquisite detail.This Pediatric Ultrasound How, Why and When 1st edition book is intended as a practical starting point for radiologists, sonographers and other medical healthcare professionals undertaking ultrasound examinations in children, providing all necessary normative charts and guidelines on examining techniques.
The Pediatric Ultrasound How, Why and When 1st edition book is not a comprehensive text on all the many different pathologies likely to be encountered in children, but it is intended to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of ultrasound in the basic conditions. The aim is to provide the sonographer with a framework to use in the diagnosis so that the maximum amount of information can be gained from the ultrasound.
It is assumed that the sonographer has a basic understanding of how to operate an ultrasound system, together with a fundamental clinical ultrasound training. The intention of this Pediatric Ultrasound How, Why and When 1st edition book is to provide an approach to ultrasound examinations and to emphasize the real value of ultrasound and its place in the broader perspective of the imaging modalities available.
Clinical expectations of the diagnostic ability of ultrasound are exceedingly high in pediatrics. The sonographer must strive for a good understanding of what is achievable and for excellence in technique. Working with children can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences.
The author gratefully acknowledges the help, stimulation, and advice of all her colleagues and sonographers in the ultrasound department at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. Also thanks to Michelle Le Maire for her patience, encouragement and invaluable help in preparing the manuscript. This book is for all the