3rd Edition

Practical Ultrasound An Illustrated Guide

By Jane Alty, Edward Hoey, Michael Weston Copyright 2025
    200 Pages 734 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    200 Pages 734 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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, Third Edition incorporates up-to-date techniques and protocols, focusing on the scans regularly encountered in a busy ultrasound department. This book provides everything novice practitioners need to know to become competent and skilled in scanning.

    Beginning with the general principles of ultrasound scanning and a guide to using the ultrasound machine, the book provides clear 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 first and second editions, 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.

    1. General principles of ultrasound scanning; 2. Guide to using the ultrasound machine; 3. Abdomen
    Renal, including renal transplant; 4. Abdominal aorta; 5. Liver transplant; 6. Testes; 7. Lower limb veins; 8. Carotid Doppler; 9. Female pelvis; 10. Early pregnancy; 11. Thyroid; 12. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST); 13. Breast; 14. Musculoskeletal



    A/Prof Jane Alty MB Bchir MA(Cantab.) FRCP FRACP MD

    Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Tasmania, Australia

    Consultant Neurologist, Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia

    A/Prof Alty initially trained as a Radiology registrar at the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdon before completing specialist physician training as a Neurologist.  She moved to Australia in 2019 to take up an academic neurology position and her research involves developing digital biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders.


    Dr Edward Hoey MBBCh BAO, MRCP(UK)

    Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK

    Dr Hoey is a Consultant Radiologist at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United Kingdom. He underwent specialist training in Radiology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham Medical School and remains active in teaching and research with over 50 peer reviewed publications. His specialist interests are in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Imaging.


    Dr Michael Weston MB ChB MRCP FRCR

    Consultant Radiologist, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK (retired).

    Dr Weston worked as a Consultant Radiologist, with a specialist interest in ultrasound, at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2020.  His expertise is highly sought, and he has given 257 invited lectures at national and international meetings and conferences. He was Editor of the Clinical Radiology journal between 2018 and 2022 and also an author on Clinical Ultrasound 3rd Edition. Eds Paul Allan, Grant Baxter and Michael Weston, Churchill Livingstone, London 2011.