About this book
For those of us who have been associated with the field of ultrasound imaging of the arterial system since its infancy, this contribution by Friihwald and Blackwell provides the source where the results of over 30 years of hard-won advances can be found. The editors and contributors summarize this burgeoning field in their lucidly written, interesting, and accurate treatise. Beginning with chapters on physical principles and technical considerations, including how to adjust equipment for best images, they consider forthwith carotid and vertebral disease in two outstanding chapters with color images of startling defini tion. Also included are diagrams in which vascular structures are clearly related to well-labeled anatomical landmarks. No other atlas contains the quality of color images and graphic displays which these two editors have compiled. Now that surgical remediation of stenosis of the extracranial carotid and, perhaps, also the vertebral arteries has been demonstrated effective there will undoubtedly be an explosion in the use of this advanced technology to identify appropriate patients and to follow lesions longitudinally over time. To accomplish this, high-quality images made by skilled sonogra phers are the vital component and this book sets standards in this domain.
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