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Practical Ultrasound

An Illustrated Guide, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Jane Alty, Edward Hoey

Edited by Stephen Wolstenhulme, Michael Weston, Edward Hoey, Jane Aly

CRC Press

295 pages | 700 Color Illus.

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In the hands of a skilled operator, ultrasound scanning is a simple and easy procedure. However, reaching that level of proficiency can be a long and tedious process. Commended by the British Medical Association, Practical Ultrasound, Second Edition focuses on the scans regularly encountered in a busy ultrasound department and provides everything practitioners need to know to become competent and skilled in scanning.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

    • New chapters on breast, musculoskeletal, and FAST (focused assessment with sonography in trauma) ultrasonography
    • Revisions to original chapters incorporating up-to-date techniques and protocols

Beginning with the general principles of ultrasound scanning and a guide to using the ultrasound machine, the book provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform scans supplemented by high-quality images and handy tips.

Organized according to anatomical site, the chapters include a review section on useful anatomy, scan protocol presented step by step, and a section on common pathology. Maintaining the popular format of the previous edition, each chapter contains examples of common and clinically relevant pathologies and notes on the salient features of these conditions.

The authors’ precise approach puts an immense amount of knowledge within easy reach, making it an ideal aid for learning the practicalities of ultrasound.


"The authors are to be congratulated for their efforts. … Not only are you on the brink of discovering a wonderful world of non-invasive imaging, but also your pathway to achieving the competence that you desire will be made considerably easier by this book."

—Henry C. Irving FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK; Ex-Treasurer of The Royal College of Radiologists

"The authors then walk you gently through the important steps involved in each scan, guiding the way with useful diagrams indicating probe positions and corresponding expected views of the underlying anatomy. I found these ‘templates’ for each scan incredibly useful … This book sets out to give the reader everything they need to know to become confident at ultrasound scanning."

—Jim Hare, Mersey School of Radiology, University of Liverpool, UK

Table of Contents

General principles of ultrasound scanning

Guide to using the ultrasound machine


Renal, including renal transplant

Abdominal aorta

Liver transplant


Lower limb veins

Carotid Doppler

Female pelvis

Early pregnancy


Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST)




About the Authors/Editors

Jane Alty MB BChir MA MRCP, Specialist Registrar, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Edward Hoey MB BCh BAO MRCP FRCR, Specialist Registrar, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine