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Understanding Ultrasound Physics: Fundamentals and Exam Review Hardcover – June 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0962644436 ISBN-10: 0962644439 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Esp; 2 edition (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962644439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962644436
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Donald P. Ridgway on March 22, 2002
Format: Hardcover
First, we have used this concise and understandable text in our cardiovascular technology program for some years, and recommend it for sonographers readying themselves for the registry exam. Dr. Edelman greatly improved this book in its 3rd edition, and now the 4th edition is better still: lots of colorful, useful graphics, very logical organization, and the addition of some patient-safety and medical ethics issues. The last section of the book is 639 multiple-choice questions, with answers and explanations. If you can deal with those, you're probably ready for the registry exam.

Second, in response to the rather fussy reviewer from Hawaii, those of us in this field who use ultrasound for diagnostic studies take an exam called "Physics" to obtain certification. The book is meant to help those people to prepare for that exam. Therefore, the title is pretty much right on the money.

I usually advise students (and others preparing for the exam) to use the Edelman text along with another ultrasound physics text, such as the Kremkau or Zagzebski, in order to nail all of the test-taker's blind spots, but this will get you a long way toward knowing what you need.

NOTE! Some rascals are selling older editions of this text for absurdly high prices, a practice that appears to be tolerated everywhere on the Amazon site. Get the 4rd edition, the green one, which is improved over the older ones, and brand new it will cost less than these grossly inflated prices. All respect to Sid Edelman, those are okay, but not collectors' items.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 1999
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I used this book for my physics class during ultrasound training......I found it an excellent book for the basic, up front, ultrasound physics. Lots of pictures and illustrations to help with understanding each concept. Review questions are at the end of each chapter as well as at the end of the book.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1999
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Excellant pre-study for the ARDMS registry and is very applicable to the real world of scanning. A must book for the study of ultrasonography physics.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By editorial goddess on November 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
i've attended an edelman seminar. he's a fine teacher and has mastered the art of concision and snappy presentations. this old (1996) purple book goes into no more detail than needed to pass the RDMS exam. at the seminar, edelman said "you need to master these concepts; the seminar isn't magic. don't memorize them, KNOW them." the book functions the same way, especially if you work with the questions on each section, which are excellent.

he has just published the new very expanded version for $79 at [...] i'm sure it's good, but a whole sonography class at my school passed the RDMS board with the purple one.

if you want to find out how many pixels fit on the end of a pin, you could read the pegasus physics books. they are what my teacher had us get. we ALL (14 of us) hate them. my reason was that his writing style does not help me learn; that is the opinion of most of my classmates as well.

you ask sid edelman what time it is and he shows you his wristwatch. if you don't get it he quickly clarifies how to tell time. that's it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1998
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Presents ultrasound physics in a straight-forward manner that makes reviewing and integrating the information more useful. Question/answer sections increase the reader's awareness of strengths and weaknesses. If you can't make it to an Edelman seminar, the book will be a wonderful second choice.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 2002
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This text was the only book that I used to study for my physics
exam and I passed the first time! It was easy to understand and
the Q&A with explanations really helped me nail my registry. I
have recommended this text to my co-workers who are still trying
to pass the exam.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 4, 2002
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Basic ultrasound physics was presented in a manner understandble by even one who hates to read physics & will start really loving physics . It was very useful for me to get thru my ardms physics part .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 18, 2004
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for those who wish to take the exam, and can not make an edelman seminar, i highly recommend this book. this book provides the necessary information to ace the exam.
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