Safety of Diagnostic Ultrasound

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S.B. Barnett, G. Kossoff
Taylor & Francis, Nov 11, 2004 - Medical - 158 pages
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This is a comprehensive, up-to-date clinical textbook on the bioeffects and safety of diagnostic ultrasound in obstetrics. It is an authoritative and detailed work, but free of technical jargon and formulas. In thirteen chapters by respected authorities from the United States, England, and Australia, it presents a well defined, logical progression of clinically relevant information beginning with a description of the ultrasound output of modern equipment. It describes the biological effects that can be produced, including the effects of ultrasound exposure on fetal development, sensitivity to diagnostic ultrasound, cavitation produced by diagnostic pulses, echocontrast agents, and acoustic streaming and radiation pressure in diagnostic applications. It also analyzes the latest clinical risk-benefit studies, cost effectiveness, and safety regulations, recommendations, and guidelines. It is unquestionably today's definitive textbook authority on safety in diagnostic ultrasound. In cludes bibliographic references and index.

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