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An Illustrated Review the Authors . . .

Marie De Lange, BS, RDMS, RDCS


Glenn A. Rouse, MD
Exam: OB/GYN
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Just published, this new book Marie De Lange
serves several purposes with style An internationally recog-
and economy: nized author, teacher, and
speaker, Marie De Lange
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sound education and cre-
! A topic-by-topic review for the dentialing for more than 25
ARDMS exam in ob/gyn sonography. years. In addition to her
clinical and research work,
! A concise text for training and cross-training. she has held numerous
positions of responsibility
! A clinical reference for practicing sonographers. at ARDMS, SDMS, AIUM,
! A resource for interpreting physicians. the Journal of Diagnostic
Medical Sonography, and
! A convenient and inexpensive way to earn CME credit.* the Joint Review
Committee on Education in
First and foremost, this reader-friendly book is the single most efficient Diagnostic Medical
and powerful means of preparing for the national registry examination in Sonography. In 1992 she
was elevated to Fellow of
obstetrical and gynecological sonography. It precisely covers the current the Society of Diagnostic
ARDMS exam outline, focusing your attention on what really counts and Medical Sonography. Marie
explaining exactly what you need to know to pass the exam—topic by is Diagnostic Medical
topic, in one concise volume, silver-bullet style, with easy-to-read text, Sonography Program
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great illustrations, bullet lists, references, photographs, sonograms, color Vascular Laboratory
plates, image-based exercises, illustrated case studies, detailed index, and Manager at Loma Linda
self-assessment questions. University Medical Center.

Ob/Gyn Sonography: An Illustrated Review is also a practical text and Glenn A. Rouse
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geared toward true work-
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Misty H. Sliman, RT, RDMS learning tool and good
Peter W. Callen, MD refresher. Great resource
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Marie De Lange, RT, RVT, RDMS,
dents.”—Neal Vaillette,
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Mock Exam for Ob/Gyn
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books—Ob/Gyn
Learn Mode . . . Sonography Review,
In Learn Mode you receive immediate feedback whenever you answer a Abdominal Ultrasound: A
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Betty Bates Tempkin, BA, RT(R),
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anatomy. For sonographers, radiologic techs, and registry candidates. Top 5
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“[Rumack is] the definitive Diagnostic Ultrasound


reference for the field.
Five stars!”—Mayo Clinic New 3rd Edition
Proceedings
Carol M. Rumack, MD
“I cannot praise the edi- Stephanie R. Wilson, MD
tors, authors, and publish-
er of this book enough. J. William Charboneau, MD
Encyclopedic, easy to
read, beautifully illustrat- Here is a big favorite of our own
ed.”—The New England authors and one of the most commonly
Journal of Medicine used textbooks in the field of ultra-
sound. The new 3rd edition retains all
of the features that made the 1st and
2nd editions so useful, while adding
new content, updates, new illustrations,
and coverage of the latest state-of-the-
art concepts including color and power
Doppler, hysterosonography, laparoscopic sonography, and ultrasound-guided
interventional procedures. Color boxes highlight important findings and differ-
ential diagnoses throughout the text. Boldface key terms and concepts make it
easy to find what you need quickly. Very popular among ultrasound educators,
students, veteran sonographers, and radiologists alike. A must for departmental
Vascular & libraries. 5 star top rating from Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review. 1,856
Interventional pp. 5,150 illustrations. Hardback. Mosby. 2 volume set $299.00. #18022
Radiology:
The Requisites
John A. Kaufman,
Michael J. Lee, MD
Textbook of Diagnostic
For advanced prac- Ultrasonography
tice technologists, New 6th Edition
ultrasound pros, and
radiologists, this new Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert, BA, RDMS,
book connects the RDCS
dots by placing
For ultrasound educators, students of
vascular ultrasound
sonography, registry candidates, practic-
in the larger context
ing sonographers, and anyone with pro-
of related imaging
fessional seriousness of purpose and a
and interventional
sturdy bookshelf, here is the brand-new
procedures. Covers
6th edition of the famous two-volume
techniques (angiog-
textbook with 9 new chapters, hun-
raphy, MRA, CET,
dreds of new illustrations, and coverage
ultrasound), vascular
of cutting-edge applications and topics. Like previous editions, this edition
pathology, LE extrem-
covers the four major specialties—abdominal, ob/gyn, vascular, and cardiac
ities, pelvis, abdomi-
echo. Each full-color chapter proceeds from patient history to normal and
nal and thoracic
cross-sectional anatomy, scanning technique, pathology and interpretation,
vasculature, great
and laboratory findings. A wonderful resource for the multispecialty sonog-
vessels, and interven-
rapher, department, teacher, or program director. If you do not already have
tional procedures.
the new edition of this standard text, here is your opportunity to correct the
A wealth of images.
oversight. Mosby. Two hardback volumes, 1,504 pp. Two-volume set $269.
Mosby. Hardcover.
#18021
750 illustrations.
510 pp. $99.
#18002
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Abdominal, Obstetric, and Peripheral Vascular


Ultrasound: How, Why and When “After being a technologist
for 17 years I tend to think
It is a pleasure to recommend this series of specialty ultrasound books that that there is not much out
offer new clinical insights and perspectives and complement the registry there that I have not
reviews, mock exams, and more advanced clinical textbooks in our catalog. heard about. Not true! I
Each is thoroughly clinical in its focus and approach, with chapters on optimiz- read Abdominal
Ultrasound and learned
ing the diagnostic image, getting the most from Doppler, sonographic anato- some new tricks and
my, standard protocols, special procedures, problems and pitfalls, pathology, pathology. An excellent
physiological phenomena, and more, all from the point of view of the ultra- book for a neophyte or
sound professional. And each is offered in suggested combinations that make experienced sonograph-
er.”—Susan R. Stephenson
sense and save money. Purchase any one of these three scanning guides [Amazon]
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Abdominal Ultrasound How, Why and When


Second edition, by Jane A. Bates, MPhil, DMU, DCR. Covers normal hepatobil-
iary system, pathology of the gallbladder and biliary tree, pathology of the liver
and portal venous system, pancreas, spleen and lymphatic system, renal tract,
retroperitoneum and gastrointestinal tract, pediatric abdomen, acute abdomen,
and interventional techniques. Combine with one of these and get a $10
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Ultrasound: A Practitioner’s Guide. Elsevier. 600 illustrations (approx.). ering the physics and clini-
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Excellent images and dia-
grams . . . very easy to
Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound How, Why and When use.”—Synergy News
Second edition, by Abigail Thrush, MSc, and Timothy Hartshorne. Covers
ultrasound imaging, Doppler, color flow imaging, hemodynamics, the Doppler
spectrum, and ultrasound assessment of the extracranial cerebral circulation,
upper and lower extremity arterial disease, aneurysms, venous insufficiency,
DVT, and graft surveillance and preoperative vein mapping. Includes appen-
dices on decibel scale and sensitivity and specificity of tests. Combine with
one of these and get a $10 discount: Vascular Technology: An
Illustrated Review, Vascular Technology Review (book or CD), or
Introduction to Vascular Scanning: A Guide for the Complete
Beginner. Elsevier. 350 illustrations (approx.). 235 pp. 10 hours’ CME
"Obstetric Ultrasound:
pending. $78.95. #18004 How, Why and When is
an essential reference for
people starting out in
Obstetric Ultrasound How, Why and When obstetric ultrasound, be
they medical or techni-
Third edition, by Trish Chudleigh, PhD, DMU, and Basky Thilaganathan, MD, cal."—Radiology Now
MRCOG. Covers physics and instrumentation, first trimester, problems of
early pregnancy, the nonpregnant pelvis, infertility, second trimester screen-
ing—gestational and fetal anatomy, the placenta and amniotic fluid, cran-
iospinal and other fetal abnormalities, fetal growth, discussing findings, inva-
sive procedures, and Doppler. Includes appendices of normal and abnormal
values and measurements. Combine with one of these and get a $10
discount: Ob/Gyn Sonography: An Illustrated Review or Ob/Gyn
Sonography Review (book or CD). Elsevier. 600 illustrations (approx.).
264 pp. $85.95. #18029

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Reviews of Gray’s Sonography


Anatomy . . . Introduction to Normal Structure and Function

“A scientific and artistic Reva Arnez Curry, PhD, RT(R), RDMS


triumph.”—Amazon
Betty Bates Tempkin, BA, RT(R), RDMS
“Stands alone as the
greatest single reference New edition! This superb book takes an
in anatomy.”—Radiology anatomic approach to sonographic applica-
tions—a great way for sonographers to learn
“The institution among anatomy. Each part of the body receives a
medical books. I am much
taken with [its] usefulness chapter of its own, covering its prenatal devel-
and lucid readability, opment, location and size, physiology, gross
which says a great deal anatomy, sonographic appearance, normal state, and normal variants
for an anatomy text. A as well as common diagnostic tests, laboratory values, measurements,
beautifully produced and
medically invaluable vasculature, and affecting chemicals. Coverage includes body systems,
book.”—Scientific American anatomy layering and sectional anatomy, liver, biliary system, pan-
creas, urinary system, GI system, aorta, IVC, male and female pelvis,
“The book exudes class. . . 1st–3rd trimester obstetrics, small parts and breast, neonatal brain,
The ultimate road map of
the human body. The
pediatric and adult heart, vasculature, and an introduction to the ultra-
quality of illustrations is sonography of disease. The companion Exercises in Sonography uses
superb with great detail hands-on activities to reinforce concepts presented in the parent text
and well labeled. The (see below). Saunders. Hardback. 1,200 illustrations. 560 pp.
website is fantastic. For
those who want a superb
$94. #18042
anatomy resource, look
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website will more than
suffice.”—Univadis Medical Introduction to Normal Structure and Function
Website
Reva Arnez Curry, PhD, RT(R), RDMS
Betty Bates Tempkin, BA, RT(R), RDMS
New edition! The perfect complement to
For vascular Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure
anatomy . . . and Function, this workbook reinforces the
See Belanger’s “Vascular concepts of the parent text with hands-on
Anatomy & Physiology” activities. Very helpful for students and exam
on page 7. candidates. Saunders. Softcover. 1,150
illustrations. 502 pp. $51.95. #18043

Gray's Anatomy
The Anatomical Basis of Medicine and Surgery
New 39th Edition

Wow. Just when you knew Gray’s Anatomy


couldn’t get any better, they throw in a CD-ROM
AND online updates. The CD contains all
images and 9 rotatable, strippable anatomic
models. Scientific American calls this new edi-
tion “the best value in medical publishing since
1819.” We call it a must for DMS programs,
departments, and imaging professionals. And
what a great gift for someone who is serious
about their career! It’s even fun just to browse. Book and CD-ROM + Internet
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Essentials of Ultrasound Physics, by


James A. Zagzebski, PhD A short, sim-
ple, clear, well-illustrated introduction that
covers and unifies the basic principles and Many folks get the opportu-
concepts of ultrasound physics. Perfect for nity to take the Ultrasound
physicsphobes. UPI topics are covered, Physics and Instrumentation
although (by design) not as deeply or com- (UPI) exam more than once.
Mention physics to some
plexly as in the following two books. Self- sonographers and their
assessment quizzes ensure that you under- expression tells you that you
stand each chapter. Includes 200 illustra- might as well have said
tions, color plates, and glossary. Mosby. "quantum mechanics" or
"regression analysis."
Softcover. 234 pp. $56.95. #18011 Perhaps this describes you.
Certainly, fear of physics is
common among registry
candidates. So is taking the
exam more than once.
For frustrated sonographers
Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation,
who want to put this test
4th Edition, by Wayne R. Hedrick, PhD, behind them, we join thou-
David L. Hykes, PhD, and Dale E. sands of successful candi-
Starchman, PhD New edition! Like dates and educators in rec-
ommending the mock exam
Zagzebski’s Essentials, this fine book is very
Ultrasound Physics Review
well-written and easy to understand, but its by Cindy Owen, RT, RVT,
coverage of UPI topics is broader and more RDMS (see page 15). In it
complex. If you want a very thorough text and Cindy frequently refers to
three of our favorite physics
have neither a fear of physics nor a love of
texts, described here. Any of
highly technical language, this may be your them will help you tremen-
best choice. Adequately illustrated and well dously, especially in combi-
written, it includes a glossary, self-assessment nation with Ultrasound
Physics Review.
exercises to guide you, and color plates.
Mosby. Hardback. 445 pp. $67.95. #18012 How do you know which
one will be best for you?
Match your learning style
and interests with the style,
features, and level of difficul-
ty of the book.

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and "most trusted" physics reference, now $5.00. An awesome combi-
nation. See page 17.
in its updated and expanded 7th edition.
Like the other texts, it covers the UPI
exam topics, is well illustrated with more
than 1000 images and conceptual draw-
ings, and includes a glossary, key terms,
and self-assessment quizzes to keep you
on track. Of the three books, this one has
the most illustrations and is the most current on the latest imaging technol-
ogy—contrast agents, harmonic imaging, coded excitation, panoramic imag-
ing, spatial compounding, 3D imaging, and digital image storage and com-
munication. Also, we believe, it is the most thorough, technical, and there-
fore (for some) difficult of these three books. Saunders. Hardback. 592 pp.
$64.95. #18010
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Essentials of Sonography and Patient


Care
2nd Edition

By Marveen Craig, RDMS


A wonderful intro to the profession for students and
sonographers in training. It covers the origins and
evolution of diagnostic medical sonography, what it
Claudia Rumwell takes to become a sonographer, safety issues, patient
Editor of the Vascular relations, clinical assessments and procedures,
Laboratory Policies & medico-legal aspects of sonography, ethics, professional development, lead-
Procedures Manual on ership, and the future. Includes appendices (patient care partnership, perti-
LabDisk and coauthor nent clinical lab tests, common medical abbreviations, medical terminology,
of Vascular Technology: helpful Spanish phrases) and glossary. Saunders. 294 pp. $43.95. #18019
An Illustrated Review
(see page 2), Claudia
Rumwell is the recipi-
ent of SVT’s distin- Ultrasound Secrets
guished service award, By Vikram Dogna, MD, and Deborah J. Rubens, MD
a Fellow of the Society
of Vascular Technology, In Q&A format, the physician/sonographer authors of
and a nationally known this practical reference reveal the secrets and key points
educator and clinical of expert clinical diagnostic ultrasonography. Its informal
sonographer. tone and easy-to-read presentation of key facts, figures,
and principles deliver key concepts and study points in
fun and highly browsable style. Copiously illustrated. A valuable book with
no wasted words. Covers abdomen, ob/gyn, GI, vascular. Hanley & Belfus.
Softcover. 300 illustrations. 464 pp. $38.95. #18028

Ultrasound: The Requisites


New 2nd Edition

By William D. Middleton, MD, FACR, Alfred B. Kurtz,


MD, and Barbara S. Hertzberg, MD
Michalene McPharlin
Micky McPharlin man- The latest information on key procedures and differen-
ages the vascular sur- tial diagnoses in general, vascular, and ob/gyn ultra-
gery clinic and vascular sound with a wealth of images. Mosby. Hardcover.
lab at Henry Ford 2,008 illustrations (219 in full color). The images alone
Hospital in Detroit and are worth the price of this fine reference. 624 pp. $99. #18027
lectures widely on reg-
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