Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle

Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle

Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle

By: John Tassone, Jr. , Stephen L. Barrett, DPM

Publication date: March 2013
SKU: 9781574001426
ISBN: 9781574001426
Subject: Medical, Podiatry
Highlights: New Release

This valuable new resource fills an important niche for today podiatrist by examining the benefits of ultrasound when imaging the lower extremity. The clearly written text, accompanied by important images, depicts basic ultrasound principles, technique, anatomy, and pathology. Properly performing and interpreting high resolution ultrasounds of the foot and ankle enhances the diagnostic process, aids in effective treatment, and ultimately results in better patient outcomes.

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In educated hands, diagnostic ultrasound is a powerful tool. This exhaustive textbook shows how the skill in optimizing sonography of musculoskeletal structres is more than knowing the anatomy and recognition of acoustic representations of those structures. It also entails how the image is formed, the artifacts that can result, and the variables that the operator controls while scanning. Full-color comparative iamges, including those by world-class sonographer Brian Kincaid, DC supply further clarification and illustration.
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With Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle you will: 

  • Learn how to optimize image capabilities of the ultrasound unit
  • Better identify normal anatomy
  • Identify common pathology of the lower extremity
  • Correlate imaging results to clinical treatment
  • Compare cadaveric photos with corresponding ultrasound images
  • Comprehend the essential, practical workings of ultrasound technology utilizing the complete Atlas of Ultrasound Pathology
Pages: 298
Publisher: Data Trace Publishing Company
Edition: 1st
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John Tassone, Jr.

A practicing podiatrist since 1997, John Tassone, Jr., DPM is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at the McGuire VA Hospital in RIchmond, Virgina. He serves as an associate professor at Midwestern Universtiy and an adjunct professor in the Maricopa Community College system. Dr. Tassone lectures nationally and is board certified in podiatry and lower extremity wound care. 

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM is board certified in foot and ankle surgery and wound management. He earned his undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the University of Utah and his doctorate (cum laude) at the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Barrett completed his residency at the Medical Arts/Danforth Hospital in Houston, followed by a post-doctoral MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He has trained thousands of surgeons throughout the world on techniques he invented and developed. 

Levon N. Nazarian, MD

"Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle is practical and informative. This book fills an important educational niche, and I predict that it will be an important resource for practitioners of podiatric ultrasound."