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Thieme Clinical Companions Ultrasound


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Table of Contents

Gray Part: Basic Principles
1 Basic Physical and Technical Principles
1.1 Physics of Ultrasound
1.2 Ultrasound Techniques
1.3 Color Duplex Sonography
1.4 Imaging Artifacts
2 The Ultrasound Examination
2.1 Abdominal Ultrasound
2.2 Ultrasound Imaging of Joints (Arthrosonography)
3 Ultrasound Documentation and Reporting
3.1 Requirements for Documentation
3.2 Guideline-Oriented Documentation
3.3 Sonographic Nomenclature
4 Function Studies
4.1 Basic Principles
4.2 Sonographic Measurements
5 Interventional Ultrasound
5.1 Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB)
5.2 Therapeutic Aspiration and Drainage
Green Part: Ultrasound Investigation of Specific Signs and Symptoms
6 Principal Signs and Symptoms
6.1 Upper Abdominal Pain
6.2 Lower Abdominal Pain
6.3 Diffuse Abdominal Pain
6.4 Diarrhea and Constipation
6.5 Unexplained Fever
6.6 Palpable Masses
6.7 Enlarged Lymph Nodes
6.8 Edema
6.9 Renal Insufficiency and Acute Renal Failure
6.10 Jaundice
6.11 Hepatosplenomegaly
6.12 Ascites
6.13 Joint Pain and Swelling
6.14 Goiter, Hyper- and Hypothyroidism
Blue Part: Ultrasonography of Specific Organs and Organ Systems, Postoperative Ultrasound, and the Search for Occult Tumors
7 Arteries and Veins
7.1 Examination
7.2 Aorta and Arteries
7.3 Vena Cava and Peripheral Veins
8 Cervical Vessels
8.1 Examination
8.2 Abnormal Findings
9 Liver
9.1 Examination
9.2 Diffuse Changes
9.3 Circumscribed Changes
9.4 Changes in the Portal Venous System
10 Kidney and Adrenal Gland
10.1 Examination
10.2 Diffuse Renal Changes
10.3 Circumscribed Changes in the Renal Parenchyma
10.4 Circumscribed Changes in the Renal Pelvis and Renal Sinus
10.5 Evaluation and Further Testing
10.6 Perirenal Masses and Adrenal Tumors
11 Pancreas
11.1 Examination
11.2 Diffuse Changes
11.3 Circumscribed Changes
12 Spleen
12.1 Examination
12.2 Sonographic Findings
13 Bile Ducts
13.1 Examination
13.2 Intrahepatic Ductal Changes
13.3 Extrahepatic Ductal Changes
13.4 Evaluation and Further Testing
14 Gallbladder
14.1 Examination
14.2 Changes in Size, Shape, and Location
14.3 Wall Changes
14.4 Intraluminal Changes
14.5 Evaluation and Further Testing
15 Gastrointestinal Tract
15.1 Examination
15.2 Stomach
15.3 Small Intestine
15.4 Large Intestine
16 Urogenital Tract
16.1 Examination
16.2 Renal Pelvis, Ureter, and Bladder
16.3 Male Genital Tract
16.4 Female Genital Tract
17 Thorax
17.1 Examination
17.2 Chest Wall
17.3 Pleura
17.4 Lung Parenchyma
18 Thyroid Gland
18.1 Examination
18.2 Diffuse Changes
18.3 Circumscribed Changes
19 Major Salivary Glands
19.1 Examination
19.2 Abnormal Findings
20 Postoperative Ultrasound
20.1 Normal Postoperative Changes
20.2 Postoperative Complications
21 Search for Occult Tumors
21.1 Principal Signs and Symptoms
21.2 Sonographic Criteria for Malignancy
21.3 Evaluation and Further Testing


This quick reference clinical companion offers readers the ability to correlate clinical and sonographic findings while providing practical, bulleted information in a straightforward, easy-to-read format...This text offers a polished approach to current techniques...well-organized...The sonographic images throughout the text are truly representative and provide practical references for clinical practice. Valuable components within this text include a well-organized, color-coded outline and a complete subject index in the back. The compact nature of this book allows easy transport and rapid reference. The concise way in which the material is integrated into bullet-point format is exceedingly helpful.--Radiologic Technology

"A good reference for medical students and residents."--Doody's Book Reviews

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