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Diagnostic Ultrasound: Principles and Instruments Hardcover – 17 Mar 1998


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  • Hardcover: 601 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 5 edition (17 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721671438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721671437
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,174,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review of last edition: "An industry standard...Offers value for the money and represents a pleasant-to-use, palatable source of knowledge." -- Radiology

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Primoz Peterlin on 20 Jun. 2001
Format: Hardcover
I actually came across Professor Kremkau's textbook accidentally, when I was looking for some not too dated text on the physics of medical ultrasound. Although it was obviously aimed at a practicing ultrasonographer preparing for some ARDMS or ARRT exam rather than a physicist trying to brush up his knowledge of medical ultrasound, it proved to be a valuable source of relatively recent information on the current state of the area.
The textbook starts with an overview of the basic physics of waves and ultrasound, proceeds to the transducers and beam shape, and continues to the computer technology used for imaging. Next comes a chapter on the Doppler effect, being followed by a discussion on spectral analysis. A synthesis of these two techniques is the color Doppler imaging, and an entire chapter is devoted on the recent techniques like Color Doppler and Color Power Doppler. The textbook is concluded by a chapter discussing the artifacts, and finally a chapter on performance and safety.
The style is highly readable, although the text is somewhat repetitive. One striking observation - for a physicist at least - is that professor Kremkau denies the efforts spent in inventing a readable representation of mathematical relations over the past 500 years or so, and has invented his own system. So instead of the usual "wavelength equals propagation speed divided by frequency" written in mathematical symbols, we see frames like "frequency UP, wavelength DOWN" throughout the book. Strange, and probably not particularly efficient.
Each chapter is accompanied by a list of over 100 questions, and the answers are provided at the end of the book after the summary chapter. Each chapter also contains a small handy glossary. The book is lavishly illustrated and has a useful index, while the list of references is not particularly impressive.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
An introductory textbook on medical ultrasound 18 April 2001
By Primoz Peterlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I actually came across Professor Kremkau's textbook accidentally, when I was looking for some not too dated text on the physics of medical ultrasound. Although it was obviously aimed at a practicing ultrasonographer preparing for some ARDMS or ARRT exam rather than a physicist trying to brush up his knowledge of medical ultrasound, it proved to be a valuable source of relatively recent information on the current state of the area.
The textbook starts with an overview of the basic physics of waves and ultrasound, proceeds to the transducers and beam shape, and continues to the computer technology used for imaging. Next comes a chapter on the Doppler effect, being followed by a discussion on spectral analysis. A synthesis of these two techniques is the color Doppler imaging, and an entire chapter is devoted on the recent techniques like Color Doppler and Color Power Doppler. The textbook is concluded by a chapter discussing the artifacts, and finally a chapter on performance and safety.
The style is highly readable, although the text is somewhat repetitive. One striking observation - for a physicist at least - is that professor Kremkau denies the efforts spent in inventing a readable representation of mathematical relations over the past 500 years or so, and has invented his own system. So instead of the usual "wavelength equals propagation speed divided by frequency" written in mathematical symbols, we see frames like "frequency UP, wavelength DOWN" throughout the book. Strange, and probably not particularly efficient.
Each chapter is accompanied by a list of over 100 questions, and the answers are provided at the end of the book after the summary chapter. Each chapter also contains a small handy glossary. The book is lavishly illustrated and has a useful index, while the list of references is not particularly impressive.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Four Stars 24 Aug. 2014
By Lesley Nelson-Burton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is easy to follow. Was grateful for the questions and answers.
diagonistic ultrasound:principle and instrument 7e 7 July 2013
By shalla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book was fine only that it had alot of hilighter marking and pen markings otherwise the book is fine.
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Great to have a clear concept of Ultrasound Physics 19 April 2002
By F.Z - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I found this book very understandable and easy in the sense that it describes most of the physical principles in detail and with equation which some other authors lack. Though it's not so easy to read at once or showing not only definations but also descriptions of topics which makes it more to understand instead of just memorizing the things and that is the most important thing I found in it
Five Stars 12 Jan. 2015
By patricia townsend - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book, used for school!
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