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What’s That? A Beginner’s Guide to Veterinary Abdominal Ultrasound

by Tomas W. Baker

When it comes to ultrasound, “What’s that?” really isn’t what you want your techs saying (or thinking). But everyone has to start somewhere, and this aptly named guide is the perfect place.

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When it comes to ultrasound, “What’s that?” really isn’t what you want your techs saying (or thinking). But everyone has to start somewhere, and this aptly named guide is the perfect place. Not an arduous textbook but rather an engaging roadmap, What’s That? A Beginner’s Guide to Veterinary Ultrasound provides veterinarians and veterinary technicians new to ultrasounds with the actual techniques needed to identify abdominal organs and evaluate them for normalcy. Alternative techniques are provided to assist in locating the more elusive organs, too. More than 260 ultrasound images in the book and accompanying website were selected to train readers to observe organs, identify abnormalities, and facilitate the identification of disease. Written by the chief ultrasonographer at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in a friendly, entertaining style.
Tomas W. Baker has been the chief ultrasonographer and supervisor of small-animal radiology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine for more than 20 years. He instructs veterinary students, house officers, and veterinarians, and has performed nearly 60,000 ultrasound scans. Baker’s friendly, easy-to-read style is entertaining and offers helpful devices for remembering ultrasound terminology and anatomical structures.
1. Everybody Get Comfortable: Setting Up Your Machine and Patient for the Optimal Scan
2. Let’s Get Oriented: Machine “Knobology” and Ultrasound Image Interpretation
3. Characteristics of Sound: How Sound Becomes an Image
4. Find Your Friends: Location and Appearance of Normal Abdominal Viscera: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, and Urinary Bladder
5. Tough Guys: Location and Appearance of Normal Pancreas, Adrenal Glands, Lymphatics, and Gastrointestinal Tract
6. The Bitch and Queen: Intact Female Scanning
7. The Dog and Tom: Intact Male Scanning
8. Hatred and Discontent: Atlas of Abnormal Ultrasound Images
Index of Chapter 8 Ultrasound Images
“[The writing] is very friendly, nonthreatening, engaging . . . wholly appropriate for a text of this type. It is not a textbook per se, and it takes away some of the trepidation and anxiety when learning to scan.”
—John S. Mattoon, DVM, coauthor of Small Animal Diagnostic Ultrasound
“This is a very good beginning book for veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians who want to start performing ultrasounds. It is very basic, fun, and easy to read.” 
—Angela J. Marolf, DVM, DACVR, assistant professor of radiology, Colorado State University
“This book is amazing. For the beginner or even intermediate ultrasonographer, it gives a wonderful description of how to find what you are looking for, along with a good bit of humor. This book is a must-have for any ultrasonographer. I keep it on my ultrasound stand for quick reference.”
—Max Salinas, DVM, Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital

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