Abdominal Ultrasound: How, Why and When

Abdominal Ultrasound: How, Why and When / Jane A. Bates – second ed.

Ultrasound continues to be one of the most important diagnostic tools at our disposal. It is used by a wide range of healthcare professionals across many applications. This book is intended as a practical, easily accessible guide to sonographers and those learning and developing in the field of abdominal ultrasound.

The most obvious drawbacks of ultrasound diagnosis are the physical limitations of sound in tissue and its tremendous dependence upon the skill of the operator. This book seeks to enable the operator to maximize the diagnostic information and to recognize the limitations of the scan.

Where possible it presents a wider, more holistic approach to the patient, including presenting symptoms, complementary imaging procedures and further management options. It is not a comprehensive account of all the pathological processes likely to be encountered, but is intended as a springboard from which practical skills and clinical knowledge can develop further.

This book aims to increase the sonographer’s awareness of the contribution of ultrasound within the general clinical picture, and introduce the sonographer to its enormous potential.


1. Optimizing the diagnostic information
2. The normal hepatobiliary system
3. Pathology of the gallbladder and biliary tree
4. Pathology of the liver and portal venous system
5. The pancreas
6. The spleen and lymphatic system
7. The renal tract
8. The retroperitoneum and gastrointestinal tract
9. The paediatric abdomen
10. The acute abdomen
11. Interventional and other techniques

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 297
Size: 16 mb
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