Ultrasound in Medicine is a broad-ranging study of medical ultrasound, including ultrasound propagation, interaction with tissue, and innovations in the application of ultrasound in medicine. The book focuses specifically on the science and technology-the underlying physics and engineering. It examines the most closely related aspects of these basic sciences in clinical application and reviews the success of technological innovations in improving medical diagnosis and treatment. The book bridges the gap between tutorial texts widely available for ultrasound and medical training and theoretical works on acoustics.
Introduction (F A Duck). Glossary of terms. Part 1: The physics of medical ultrasound. Ultrasonic beams (V F Humphrey). Nonlinear effects in ultrasound propagation (A C Baker). Radiation pressure and acoustic streaming (F A Duck). Ultrasonic properties of tissues (J C Bamber). Part 2: Technology and measurement in diagnostic imaging. Transducer arrays for medical ultrasound imaging (T L Szabo). Doppler technology and techniques (P N T Wells). The purpose and techniques of acoustic output measurement (A Whittingham). Part 3: Ultrasound therapy and surgery. Ultrasound hyperthermia and the prediction of heating (J W Hand). Focused ultrasound surgery (G ter Haar). Acoustic wave lithotripsy (M Halliwell). Part 4: Acoustic bubbles. An introduction to acoustic cavitation (T G Leighton). Echo-enhancing (ultrasound contrast) agents (D O Cosgrove). Sonochemistry and drug delivery (G J Price). Part 5: Some modern research issues in medical ultrasound. Imaging elastic properties of tissue (J F Greenleaf et al). The signal-to-noise relationship for investigative ultrasound (C R Hill). Challenges in the ultrasonic measurement of bone (J G Truscott and R Strelitzki). Index.