3rd Edition

Diagnostic Ultrasound, Third Edition Physics and Equipment

Edited By Peter Hoskins, Kevin Martin, Abigail Thrush Copyright 2019
    399 Pages 76 Color & 224 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    399 Pages 76 Color & 224 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    399 Pages 76 Color & 224 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This popular text provides a comprehensive, yet accessible, introduction to the physics and technology of medical ultrasound, with high quality ultrasound images and diagrams throughout. Covering all aspects of the field at a level that meetings the requirements of accredited sonography courses, it is ideal for both trainee and qualified healthcare professionals practising ultrasound in a clinical setting. Building on the content of previous editions, this third edition provides the latest guidance relating to ultrasound technology, quality assurance and safety and discusses the latest techniques.

    Preface to the third edition

    Preface to the second edition

    Preface to the first edition


    1. Introduction to B-mode imaging

    Kevin Martin

    2. Physics

    Kevin Martin and Kumar Ramnarine

    3. Transducers and beam forming

    Tony Whittingham and Kevin Martin

    4. B-mode instrumentation

    Kevin Martin

    5. Properties, limitations and artefacts of B-mode images

    Kevin Martin

    6. B-mode measurements

    Nick Dudley

    7. Principles of Doppler ultrasound

    Peter R. Hoskins

    8. Blood flow

    Abigail Thrush

    9. Spectral Doppler ultrasound

    Abigail Thrush

    10. Colour flow

    Peter R. Hoskins and Aline Criton

    11. Advanced techniques for imaging flow and tissue motion

    Peter R. Hoskins and Aline Criton

    12. Three-dimensional ultrasound

    Peter R. Hoskins and Tom MacGillivray

    13. Contrast agents

    Carmel Moran and Mairéad Butler

    14. Elastography

    Peter R. Hoskins

    15. Quality assurance

    Nick Dudley, Tony Evans, and Peter R. Hoskins

    16. Safety of diagnostic ultrasound

    Francis Duck

    Appendix A: The decibel

    Appendix B: Acoustic output parameters and their measurement





    Peter Hoskins is Professor of Medical Physics and Biomechanics at the University of Edinburgh, UK

    Kevin Martin is a retired Consultant Clinical Scientist and former Head of the Instrumentation Division, Medical Physics Department, University of Leicester, UK

    Abigail Thrush is a Clinical Scientist (Medical Physics), Associate Lecturer at University of Salford and University of Derby and also works in the Imaging Department, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust, UK

    It’s hard to make physics sexy unless you’re Brian Cox but I reckon the third edition by Hoskins et al is as close as it gets. The book is colourful, affordable and good value. In my opinion, this reliable text will be useful for practitioners studying clinical ultrasound, for individuals delivering course content and, if fitted with an anti-theft device, a handy resource to keep on the bookshelf of all training departments.
    Hazel Edwards, senior sonographer at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    RAD Magazine, January, 2020