Ultrasound in Gynecology An Atlas and Guide 1st edition
In recent years, gynecological ultrasound has seen rapid advances in new investigative techniques, primarily owing to improved ultrasound technology, imaging equipment and expanding research in the field. Ultrasound in Gynecology An Atlas and Guide 1st edition provides a practical guide and comprehensive atlas that covers the new-found knowledge and novel diagnostic techniques to update and supplement the limited literature that is currently available. The literature in this field is limited partly because gynecological ultrasound has historically been in the shadow of obstetric and fetal ultrasound.
There is often a lack of focused effort to follow-up on gynecological cases to validate diagnoses through either surgery or histopathology, due to which definitive developments have not been rapid enough and quality literature relatively sparse. Further, since a typical medical residency provides precious little exposure in the use of ultrasound to diagnose gynecological pathologies, it is not uncommon for clinicians and radiologists to lack an in-depth knowledge of gynecological ultrasound.
This Ultrasound in Gynecology An Atlas and Guide 1st edition book is intended to fill these gaps. It is a comprehensive atlas and guidebook which is accompanied by abundant illustrations of classical and new ultrasound features and gynecological pathologies. The text and images contained in this book are primarily based on my
work as an instructor, researcher, and practitioner, having personally performed detailed scans and thorough investigations in numerous complex gynecological cases over my career, some of which have resulted in novel biomarkers for early detection of pathologies which I have reported in research journals and have included in this book.
This Ultrasound in Gynecology An Atlas and Guide 1st edition has been written to cater to practicing sonologists, gynecologists and radiologists and those who are training to become practitioners in these fields, as well as postgraduate medical students in these fields. It will be useful not only for the routine diagnosis of gynecological pathologies but also in cases of emergencies like ovarian torsion, where a delay in diagnosis can cause infarction and loss of the ovaries, or where a wrong diagnosis can lead to unnecessary surgery with added risks and cost.
It will also help practitioners differentiate between multiple conditions that are often lumped together as a single diagnosis, like the commonly used ambiguous term ‘complex adnexal cyst’, which provides no information on whether the cyst may be physiological, malignant or benign. Specificity is the key to an effective diagnosis, determination of specialists who need to be consulted, surgeries that may need to be performed and, more generally, proper disease management. This is particularly relevant in today’s world where medical litigations are on the rise