Chapter 15 Reviews We are pleased to present reviews of the book below. Readers comments may be posted on this page as they become available. If you would like to make a comment on the book, please use the form on the Contact Us page. Read review Fresh off the press for this 3rd edition of this reference textbook does exactly what the author Bonita Anderson set out to do. Spanning 15 chapters this textbook covers the basic principles of adult transthoracic echocardiography, and addresses the theory, practical aspects and limitations in detail. When it comes to advanced echocardiography techniques the book covers the subject of strain imaging briefly, however there is no 3D or contrast echo content.
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Chapter 15 Reviews We are pleased to present reviews of the book below. Readers comments may be posted on this page as they become available. If you would like to make a comment on the book, please use the form on the Contact Us page. Read review Fresh off the press for this 3rd edition of this reference textbook does exactly what the author Bonita Anderson set out to do. Spanning 15 chapters this textbook covers the basic principles of adult transthoracic echocardiography, and addresses the theory, practical aspects and limitations in detail.
When it comes to advanced echocardiography techniques the book covers the subject of strain imaging briefly, however there is no 3D or contrast echo content. In my opinion a good text book should provide the information you need in a manner which is both easy to read and understand.
The layout of this edition is very easy on the eye. Pages are well structured and not cluttered and provide tables, still frame echo images and schematics clear all of an excellent quality. Each chapter covers a different fundamental topic of echocardiography, and presented in a logical manner. This chapter covers ultrasound physics and discusses how they relate to practical image optimisation.
We had the original edition of this book in our department and, although a great book in its own rite, there have been some excellent additions to this third addition which work really well.
As mentioned earlier the only things missing from the book are 3D and contrast echo content along with a more in depth look into strain imaging.
This could be viewed as a negative, however I would argue as the author rightly states in her foreword the book is aimed at providing students and teachers with the fundamentals of echocardiography, and the content is expertly weighted towards achieving this goal. In summation If you are looking for a textbook covering more advanced echo techniques in detail, this book will not provide this for you, but that is not what it was aimed to do.
This is a well written, in depth text book which covers the fundamentals of echocardiography, and in my opinion would be an excellent source of reference material for any echocardiographer. Written by: Dr Sandhir B. Senior Lecturer University of Queensland. The latest edition incorporates several features that update the second edition. Reading through the textbook, the most important update that stood out has been the incorporation of the latest guidelines on chamber quantification into the text.
These guidelines, released in , as a joint effort between the American Society of Echocardiography ASE and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging EACVI , contain a number of important differences from the previous iterations, particularly in terms of left ventricular wall thickness, left ventricular ejection fraction cut-offs and left and right atrial measurements. A detailed review of the text and tables in the latest textbook shows that all these changes are incorporated and hence representative of the latest guidelines.
The assessment of RV systolic function has also been expanded in line with the new guidelines. Contemporary assessment of left ventricular function now incorporates newer technologies such as three-dimensional echocardiography and left ventricular strain. In the latest textbook, there is an excellent chapter on strain, including both tissue Doppler-based strain and speckle tracking, which was a pleasure to read in that complex concepts are explained in simple terms, the illustrations are extremely instructive and the coverage of this topic is comprehensive.
Students will find this an ideal summary introduction to strain. The chapter on the assessment of diastolic function presents a comprehensive approach to assessing diastolic function. The parameters incorporated into the tables include the full suite of measures that are available for diastolic assessment, including pulmonary venous inflow and flow propagation velocity.
The reader will find themselves fully versed with a comprehensive and multiparametric approach to diastology at the end of this chapter. There is also a short summary of the assessment of right ventricular diastolic function at the end of the chapter on diastolic function.
The textbook comes along with added Internet content and features, giving it a real web-age dimension. Real-time images of many of the illustrations in the textbook can be found online www. The website is easily navigable, being organised according to the corresponding chapter, and the playback is of a high quality with excellent image definition. The images have to be read in conjunction with the figure legends in the textbook. File sizes are specified at the end of each presentation to help estimate loading times, and there is a promise of ongoing new content in the form of newer presentations in the future.
There is also a link to email the author with questions incorporated into the website. In addition to the major updates discussed above, the basic structure of this third edition remains essentially the same as older editions with chapter themes and topics remaining unchanged.
Updated reference values for many of the chapters, especially for chamber dimensions as noted above, make this a more contemporary and up-to-date textbook. There are many new images, extra technical tips and clinical examples included in this edition. In summary, the latest edition of this respected and seminal textbook provides a contemporary textbook with updated reference values, added content incorporating latest technological advances and a range of associated web content.
In common with previous editions, it is thoroughly well organised and very readable. As a textbook aiming to provide a comprehensive coverage of topics relevant to the normal echocardiographic examination, it is a worthy successor to its previous editions, which were also excellent, and remains an essential textbook for all doctors and sonographers practising echocardiography.
See www. Previous editions were published in and in , so it is likely that the edition currently sitting in your Echo clinic is starting to look a little worse for wear after years of frequent use.
The guidelines and recommendations for echo are continually evolving, so it is time to retire your earlier edition and replace it with the up-to-date version. If you are currently a student, you can expect that your next exam may include images from the new 3rd edition.
Bonita has a true gift for teaching — she delivers detailed explanations in clear language with excellent use of illustrations, photographs, diagrams and video footage illustrations labelled with a back arrow reference online videos that can be viewed at www. The layout is really helpful as she uses colour and text-boxes to help you find your way around the page and be efficient in targeting the information you need without getting overwhelmed.
The 3rd edition explains the technical aspects of each of the modalities and views used in routine clinical practice. Less routinely used techniques such as 3D echo and contrast are not included, and strain imaging is only briefly covered.
M-mode, 2-D, Spectral Doppler, Colour Doppler, stenosis, regurgitation, systolic function and diastolic function are each addressed in individual chapters.
You will learn how to get the best views, know what pathologies can be detected in each view, and understand the correct techniques for obtaining measurements. Bonita makes a point of including the significance and limitations of each method. She also lists common mistakes and how to avoid them — which is especially helpful to those of us who are learning how to train others. Another feature which makes this textbook very user-friendly is the summary of key points at the end of each section.
As you make it to the end of a topic you get the essential points reinforced in your memory. This approach also enables sonographers to efficiently refresh their knowledge as required.
In addition, the index is very comprehensive, so this is an invaluable textbook to keep onsite in your clinic for day-to-day reference. Experienced sonographers will find themselves referring to the heart disease text for specific pathologies, and referring to the normal examination text for specific measurement techniques. I compared the two texts by looking at how each addressed the topic of pulmonary hypertension: the assessment of heart disease text gives more information about the disease pathology and provides reference values for all the relevant echo measurements in one section, whilst the normal examination textbook spreads its discussion of the relevant measurements across several chapters and provides far more tips and tricks for technical accuracy.
Between the two textbooks a sonographer will know how to accurately obtain each piece of the puzzle and will then also be able to put the whole jigsaw together so that the bigger clinical picture is obtained and understood. Disclosure: the author of this review was provided with a free copy of the text. Read review Like previous editions, this textbook is designed to provide the basics of echocardiography for use by student cardiac sonographers and clinical supervisors.
However, the book is a useful resource for a wider audience interested in echocardiography scanning. The new edition contains the same chapters and topics as the previous edition, covering principles and techniques used for echocardiography such as standard acoustic windows and views, and measurement of Doppler and other echo parameters.
There are also a number of new features. Reference values have been updated, and new images have been added to demonstrate the information being presented.
In particular, text boxes with examples and diagrams are very handy and easy to understand. This is a well-referenced textbook with sources from well-respected leaders in the field from a great variety of countries. It is refreshing to read an acknowledgement that echocardiography is an ever-evolving field. It is true that sonographers, no matter how much experience they have, can always learn something new, whether from fellow sonographers or from the latest research.
The updates and resources included in the new edition of this textbook mean that experienced sonographers, as well as students, will also find this book on the normal echocardiogram valuable. Extra images and applications of subcostal IVC scanning would be particularly helpful in some cases. While it is important for sonographers to have a working understanding of ultrasound physics and the derivations of formulas used, there is much more physics content in this book. A discussion of the correct ergonomics of scanning could potentially reduce scanning-related sonographer injury.
Overall, this is an excellent reference book that would be a valuable resource in any echocardiography department, for the ongoing training and development of cardiac sonographers and registrars. Addendum As hard as we try to make our publications perfect in every way, there is always the possibility that some errors may be missed before going to press.
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