This is a comprehensive, large-format review text with complete answers for the American national examination of the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS). It contains 600 questions divided evenly between sections on physics, the abdomen and small parts, and obstetrics and gynecology. The authors combine many years of experience teaching diagnostic ultrasound and provide illustrative scans and drawings for added comprehension.
Physics: Elementary Principles. Propagation of Ultrasound Through Tissues. Ultrasound Transducers. Pulse-Echo Instruments. Principles of Pulse Echo Imaging. Image Storage and Display. Doppler. Image Features and Artifacts. Quality Assurance of Ultrasound Instruments. Bioeffects and Safety. Abdomen (and small parts): Normal Liver. Gallbladder and Biliary Ducts. Hepatobiliary Pathology. Normal Pancreas. Pancreatic Pathology. Normal Kidney. Renal Pathology. Lower Urinary Tract. Normal Retroperitoneum. Retroperitoneal Pathology. Spleen. Abdominal Aorta. Gastrointestinal Tract. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands. Breast. Scrotum. Obstetrics and Gynecology: First Trimester. Second and Third Trimester. Placenta, Umbilical Cord, and Fetal Doppler. Gestational Age Assessment. Complications (IUGR; multiple gestations; maternal illness). Antepartum. Fetal Therapy. Post Partum. Amniotic Fluid and Lung Maturity. Genetic Studies. Fetal Demise. Fetal Abnormalities. Coexisting Disorders. Gynecology: Normal Pelvic Anatomy. Pelvic Doppler. Gynecologic Related Pathology. Physiology. Pediatric. Infertility. Post Menopause. Pelvic Pathology. Pelvic Doppler. Extrapelvic Related Pathology. Patient Care - Technique.