Kerry Thoirs

University of South AustraliaAustralia

Kerry commenced her professional career as a radiographer after graduating with an Associate Diploma in Radiologic Technology in 1981. In 1988 she completed a Diploma in Medical Sonography and practiced as a radiographer and sonographer, in various supervisory roles until commencing a full time academic career in 2008. She currently is the Program Director of the undergraduate medical radiations university program at the University of South Australia, and teaches into their postgraduate Medical Sonography program. Kerry also holds a Masters in Medical Radiations, and a PhD for her thesis in the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow.

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Medical sonography is a medical imaging modality used across many medical disciplines. Its use is growing, probably due to its relative low cost and easy accessibility. There are now many high quality ultrasound imaging systems available that are easily transportable, making it a diagnostic tool amenable for bedside and office scanning. This book includes applications of sonography that can be used across a number of medical disciplines including radiology, thoracic medicine, urology, rheumatology, obstetrics and fetal medicine and neurology. The book revisits established applications in medical sonography such as biliary, testicular and breast sonography and sonography in early pregnancy, and also outlines some interesting new and advanced applications of sonography.

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