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Using a flip-card format, this compact guide provides protocols that take the guesswork out of image documentation. These comprehensive protocols follow the imaging guidelines of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and include a universal method for documenting any type of pathology. Examples of the required images for the physician's diagnostic interpretation are included. Documentation specifics are provided for full and limited abdominal studies, gynecological and obstetric exams, and prostate evaluations. Also provided are protocols for small parts, vascular system, and echocardiography.
  • Flip-card format with spiral binding allows the book to sit upright close to the console, so sonographer can easily flip pages while scanning to be sure that correct protocols are followed.
  • Step-by-step instructions describe criteria for each ultrasound study, then provide examples of each scan that should be obtained to complete the study.
  • Protocols follow guidelines provided by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the organization that sets sonography policies, practice standards, safety procedures, and performance guidelines.
  • Detailed line drawings accompany most sonograms, clarifying the structures shown on the diagnostic image.
  • Over 1,200 images and drawings are provided, including images with accompanying drawings for every AIUM-approved protocol — offering a visual step-by-step scanning approach to the performance of scans and image documentation for physician diagnostic interpretation.
  • New images are added to complete the scanning protocols approved by the AIUM.
Section I Introduction: Purpose and Use

Section II Image Protocol for Abnormal Sonographic Findings

Section III The Abdomen

PART ONE: Image Protocols for Full Sonographic Studies of the Abdomen:
Extensive images of the area(s) of interest accompanied by limited views of other major abdominal structures.

I. Liver Study with Full Abdomen

II. Aorta Study with Full Abdomen

III. Inferior Vena Cava Study with Full Abdomen

IV. Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Study with Full Abdomen

V. Pancreas Study with Full Abdomen

VI. Renal Study with Full Abdomen

VII. Spleen Study with Full Abdomen

PART TWO: Image Protocols for Limited Sonographic Studies of the Abdomen:
Extensive images of the area(s) of interest.

I. Aorta Study

II. Inferior Vena Cava Study

III. Right Upper Quadrant Study

IV. Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Study

V. Pancreas Study

VI. Renal Study

VII. Spleen Study

Section IV The Pelvis

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Transabdominal Sonographic Study of the Female Pelvis

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Transvaginal Sonographic Study of the Female Pelvis

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Sonographic Studies of the Male Pelvis:

I. Transrectal Prostate Gland Study

II. Scrotum Study

III. Penis Study

Section V Obstetrics

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Early First Trimester

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Late First Trimester

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Sonographic Studies of the Second and Third Trimesters:

I. Second and Third Trimester Images

II. Multiple Gestations

III. The Biophysical Profile

Section VI Small Parts

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Thyroid Gland

PART TWO: Image Protocols for the Sonographic Study of the Breast

I. Breast Lesion Characterization

II. Whole Breast Images

PART THREE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Neonatal Brain

Section VII Vascular

PART ONE: Image Protocols for Abdominal Doppler and Color Flow Studies:

I. Mesenteric Arterial Images

II. Renal Arterial Images

III. Image Examples of Various Studies

PART TWO: Image Protocol for Cerebrovascular Duplex Scanning

PART THREE: Image Protocols for Peripheral Arterial and Venous Duplex Scanning:

I. Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Images

II. Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Images

Section VIII Echocardiography

PART ONE: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Adult Heart

PART TWO: Image Protocol for the Sonographic Study of the Pediatric Heart

Section IX Abbreviation Glossary
Betty Bates Tempkin, BA, Member, Board of Directors, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Charlottesville, VA; Ultrasound Consultant, Middlebrook, VA; Formerly, Clinical Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
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