Abdominal Ultrasound gives the trainee and practising sonographer, radiologist or clinician a detailed and accessible guide to the techniques and diagnostic applications of ultrasound of this part of the body, with its complex multi-organ systems. It includes normal appearances and variations, discussion of the common clinical problems present in the abdomen and the main applications of ultrasonography in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of disease. The inclusion of clinical details helps give the non-medical sonographer an increased awareness of the clinical background to the patient. Throughout the book, there is an emphasis on the practical aspects of scanning procedures, with advice on how to avoid common pitfalls and obtain the Most accurate and diagnostically useful images. Useful guidelines are also provided on setting up a scanning room and selecting and using appropriate equipment. For ease of reference, individual chapters are devoted to each of the different organ systems and over 250 high quality halftone and line illustrations help to illustrate every aspect of abdominal ultrasound that is likely to be encountered in day-to-day practice.