"Each chapter is well laid out and it is easy to see where the text is
leading. The authors have made good use of lists which are much clearer
than wading through lines of unnecessary prose. The text is liberally
interspersed with well annotated diagrams and illustrations. A picture
can say a thousand words and this has been used to good advantage.
Real-time ultrasound images and Doppler traces are plentiful, are of
good quality and have been reproduced well. I was pleased to see that
all the real-time ultrasound images are reproduced as negatives (white
on black) although the illustration on the cover is a positive image!
authors have been successful in making this a practical handbook of
echocardiography and interpretation. It is easy to read and very well
illustrated. There is no attempt to relate echocardiography to other
cardiac imaging modalities and this is no substitute for a cardiology
textbook. Those new to echocardiography should find it helpful as they
build up experience. The more experienced echocardiographer may find it
useful to refer to specific chapters on unfamiliar subjects or use the
references for further study. By today's standards this is good value
for money and would be useful on the shelves of most departments. I
suspect those new to echocardiography will consider purchasing their own
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, review of first edition Book Description
This handbook is intended to help the physician and sonographer to
learn echo concepts and techniques in a "user friendly" way, to help
them perform studies and understand concepts in order to collect as much
clinically useful information as possible on an individual patient.
This book is written as a very practical and easy to read manual. Each
chapter highlights the various aspects of echocardiography. Practical
tips are displayed throughout the book. This text is well illustrated
with 165 photographs and graphical illustrations. It will be useful to
the echocardiographer and sonographer for practical guidance into
performing a thorough goal-orientated study for a particular problem and
for the physician/cardiologist in developing the interpretation.1st
edition published in 1996 @ $39.00 It sold over 2700 copies It was 6 x
9" mono, 286 pp We have a deal with Toshiba for 300 copies at $50 each..