The Physics and Technology of Diagnostic Ultrasound: A Practitioner's Guide (Second Edition)

The ultrasound physics text for non-physicists. 

Written by Dr. Robert Gill, one of Australia’s leading Ultrasound Physics and Technology lecturers.

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[Note: The first edition is still available if needed.]

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The Physics and Technology of Diagnostic Ultrasound: A Practitioner's Guide (Second Edition)
ISBN: 9780987292186 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780648869603 (e-book)
Do you like a physical book so you can easily highlight passages, use sticky notes etc? Then this is the book for you.
If you prefer the convenience and portability of an e-book, you can buy that instead. Or get the best of both and buy the print book and e-book, taking advantage of our 15% discount for multiple items.
To see a list of the book's contents and a few sample pages click here.

The Physics and Technology of Diagnostic Ultrasound: Study Guide (Second Edition)
ISBN: 9780987292193 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780648869610 (e-book)
This Guide complements the textbook. It contains 125 short questions and provides model answers for each.
Students will find it valuable as a learning aid and as a resource to test their knowledge and understanding. 
Teachers, supervisors and tutors will find it a useful teaching asset and an excellent starting point for writing quiz and exam questions.

Artifacts in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound: Volume 1 Grayscale Artifacts by Martin Necas
ISBN: 9780987292162 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780987292179 (e-book)
Ultrasound artifacts are usually recognised by the operator and pose only a minor nuisance. But sometimes an artifact will confuse even the most astute practitioner. 
The purpose of this book is to demystify artifacts, expose their true nature and offer the reader tools to recognise, eliminate and circumvent even the most stubborn artifacts.

Reviews of the first edition

See what the reviewers in the professional journals have to say:

Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (published by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)

InsideNews (published by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists)

Soundeffects (published by the Australian Sonographers Association)

Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (published by the Australian Institute of Radiography)

Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography

Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (published by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine) - Artifacts book

Who uses this textbook in their courses?

The following universities, professional organisations and private sector courses have adopted the book as the prescribed or recommended text for their courses:

Queensland University of Technology
University of South Australia
Monash University
Deakin University
University of Sydney
University of Newcastle
Central Queensland University
Western Sydney University
Australian Institute of Healthcare Education
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Vision College, Malaysia
City, University of London
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DDU, CCPU, CAHPU)
Australian Institute of Ultrasound
Australian School of Medical Imaging
Ultrasound Training Solutions
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (Fellowship training program)
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Clinical Training Guide)

What our readers say

“Stunning. A tour de force. I am sure it will become the new standard physics textbook in Australasia and perhaps the world. There simply isn't anything like this out there.”

Author (Artifacts in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound), Sonographer Educator, Hamilton, New Zealand

“I've ... chosen to find aspects of physics that I have found to be poorly explained in all the other books available - thank you for having such an ability to bring these concepts into language understood by poor mortals. I am truly impressed. The overall initial impression is - this is the book we've all been waiting for”

Founder, Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold Coast, Queensland

“… thanks for all the time and energy you invested to deliver such a fantastic physics course and textbook. … helping us all understand not only the theory of ultrasound physics but how to apply it practically as future sonographers. … the most comprehensive and easy-to-read ultrasound physics text I have read … will no doubt remain a go-to reference throughout my studies and career.”


“Love it. You make ultrasound physics easy to understand. I compared a few chapters to [the text used at present] and what a difference!”

Lecturer, former Member of DMU Board of Examiners, awarded Chris Kohlenberg Teaching Fellowship, Ballina, NSW

“Rob Gill has a unique ability to describe the often complicated concepts of ultrasound physics in a way that is easy to understand. For this reason, Rob is always my 'go to-guy' for any questions that I have regarding this topic. So I have no doubt that his textbook on ultrasound Physics will be embraced as a 'must-have' study tool and teaching guide for all those in the field of medical ultrasound.”

Author (Echocardiography: The Normal Examination and Echocardiographic Measurements and A Sonographer’s Guide to the Assessment of Heart Disease), former Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology.

“… the study guide is fantastic … The small format of the pages makes it easy to carry around, and the model answers are clear and concise.”