The extensive use of ultrasonography is well established in medicine and is expected to be developed to a much greater extent in the future. This economical and vivid method, entirely devoid of radiation exposure, is used in several specialities such as surgery, internal medicine or emergency medicine. The earlier one starts to deal with ultrasonography, the more easily one will be able to fall back on one's knowledge during medical school and during one's training as a radiologist.
This book is concerned with the basic principles of the investigation technique and the normal anatomy of the abdomen when performing ultrasonography. It is divided into a technical section focused on practical application, with explanations of images and setting options, and a section on 'sonoanatomy' with the 10 standard sections of the abdomen. This division helps the reader to orient himself/herself to the book. Comprehensible and concise explanations, and more than 128 pictures of high quality - produced with a device of the newest generation - simplify the initial steps of using the ultrasound device. With this book and your knowledge of anatomy and clinical practice, you will be able to make full use of the technology of ultrasound within a very short period of time.