Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy, 2nd Edition

Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy, 2nd Edition

Ultrasound in Med. & Biol., Vol. 38, No. 11, p. 2038, 2012 Copyright Ó 2012 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology Printed in the USA. ...

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Ultrasound in Med. & Biol., Vol. 38, No. 11, p. 2038, 2012 Copyright Ó 2012 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology Printed in the USA. All rights reserved 0301-5629/$ - see front matter

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2012.07.005

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Book Review COLOR ATLAS OF ULTRASOUND ANATOMY, 2ND EDITION Berthold Block, MD, Thieme, Stuttgart, Germany, 2012, 315 pages, ISBN: 978-3-13-139052-3

This is the second edition of the Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy by Berthold Block. Many of the ultrasound images have been upgraded for this edition and they are of a high quality. It is a handy small size and the soft cover makes it quite portable and it would be a useful addition to the ultrasound department. It is particularly recommended for those new to ultrasound imaging although it does not contain ultrasound technique information, so knowledge of scan technique and protocol would be required. The atlas is divided into 12 chapters covering normal anatomy of each organ of the abdomen and pelvis, the thyroid and a section on vessels. A practical double page display format has the ultrasound images, on the left side of the open book and on the opposite page same size, numbered diagrams. Smaller drawings

depict the scan plan on the body for each and the plane from an anatomical perspective. The result is a clear correlation between the ultrasound image and the anatomy, which is easy for the reader to understand. The diagrams are in color and labeled with numbers, which are consistent throughout the text. A table on the back flap outlines the anatomy corresponding with each number and this is consistent throughout the atlas. The cover flaps also include information on normal sonographic dimensions for the organs and vessels, although these measurements are not referenced. Melbourne, Australia

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