By Jean Noël Bruneton MD, Tito Livraghi MD (auth.), Professor Jean Noël Bruneton MD (eds.)
Throughout the area, sonography is frequently the 1st and occasionally the one imaging modality for use after medical exam. this can be relatively real for the cervical zone. This ebook experiences the sonographic positive aspects of the cervical constructions, together with the thyroid, parathyroids, salivary glands, lymph nodes, larynx and hypopharynx, and blood vessels. exact morphological descriptions of various pathological procedures are supplied, by way of thorough dialogue of differential diagnostic difficulties. The function of all the new technical modalities, together with high-definition grey scale, greater colour Doppler, and ultrasound distinction brokers, is totally thought of. The final bankruptcy is dedicated to using cervical sonography in pediatrics.
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Applications of Sonography in Head and Neck Pathology by Jean Noël Bruneton MD, Tito Livraghi MD (auth.), Professor Jean Noël Bruneton MD (eds.)