Ultrasonography of Digestive Diseases. By Weill Francis S., pages. The C.V. Mosby Company, Saint Louis, 1978. Price, $47.50.

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Abstract

With recent advances and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound in clinical practice, it is increasingly more important that the referring physicians be familiar with this new method. As indicated in the preface, this is one of the main goals of the author.

The text is divided into five parts. Unlike other ultrasound textbooks, physics is only briefly mentioned in the first part on technology. Instead, the reader is familiarized with how the ultrasound images are actually constructed both by contact B-scanning and real time technique (dynamic imaging). The other four parts are on the liver, the biliary tract, the pancreas,

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