Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

Author: Wayne R. Hedrick, David L. Hykes, & Dale E. Starchman


This comprehensive resource provides clear explanations and numerous, simple line drawings that fully explain the “whys” of physics as applied to ultrasound.

Updated content includes:

  • New material on PACS
  • Contrast agents
  • Power Doppler
  • Harmonic imaging
  • 3D and 4D technology
  • 1.5D and 2D transducers
  • Spatial compounding
  • Extended field of view
  • Composite material transducers. 

Material is clarified through the use of well-designed analogies, examples of digitally processed images, and learning features such as key terms, clinical examples, end-of-chapter review questions, mock registry exams, a glossary, and a math review appendix. This text also offers excellent preparation for the physics portion of the ARDMS certification exam.

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