EFSUMB Course Book 2nd Edition is now being released in individual chapters for publication on our website and App.

Each chapter is will be available to download for a nominal fee and available to preview here.

The following chapters are currently live:

  • Physical Principles of Medical Ultrasound

  • Author: Michiel Postema, Spiros Kotopoulis, Klaus-Vitold Jenderka
  • Main Sections Covered: Sound and ultrasound, Transducers, Safety Indices.
  • Page count: 23

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  • Ultrasound of the Liver

  • Author: Christoph F. Dietrich, Carla Serra, Maciej Jedrzejczyk
  • Main Sections Covered: Liver anatomy, Ultrasound examination technique, Liver pathology, Vascular liver diseases, Clinical importance of  liver ultrasound.
  • Page count: 108
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  • Liver Elastography

  • Author: Ioan Sporea, Maureen Friedrich-Rust, Odd Hlege Gilja, Simona Bota, Roxana Sirli
  • Main Sections Covered: Technologies, Normal values for different technologies, how to compare technologies, Indications, SWE, Pediatric Indications,
  • Page count: 34

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  • Basics in Transthoracic Echocardiography and Standard Documentation

  • Author: Andreas Hagendorff, Stephan Stoebe
  • Main Sections Covered: Principles, The standardised transthoracic investigation, Standardised documentation of transthoracic echocardiography,
  • Page count: 29
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  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Author: Giorgio Tamborrini, Christian Dejaco and Peter Mandl
  • Main Sections Covered: Anatomy, Examination Technique, Pathology, Interventional MSK Ultrasound
  • Page count: 25
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  • Ultrasound of the urinary bladder

  • Author: Felix Trinkler, Christoph F Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Topographical remarks Bladder Anatomy, Examination Technique, Diffuse Bladder Disease
  • Page count: 41
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  • Ultrasound of the salivary glands and soft tissue lesions of the neck

  • Author: Norbert Gritzmann, Susanne A. Quis, Rhodri M. Evans
  • Main Sections Covered: Topography and sonographic anatomy of the salivary glands, Pathological changes in the salivary glands, Ultrasound guided biopsy of the salivary glands, CEUS and elastography in cervical lymphadenopathies
  • Page count: 36
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  • MSK: Bone Fracture Ultrasound

  • Author: Ole Ackermann, Kolja Eckert
  • Main Sections Covered: Technique, Visualisation, Application Fields, Documentation Basics, Anatomy, Pathologies, Therapeutic Implications, Pitfalls
  • Page count: 20
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  • Ultrasound of the pancreas

  • Author: Mirko D’Onofrio, Valentina Ciaravino, Vlastimil Valek , Alessandro Beleù, Christian Jenssen, Riccardo De Robertis
  • Main Sections Covered: Ultrasound study of the pancreas and anatomy
  • Page count: 52
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  • Ultrasound after kidney transplantations

  • Author: Francesco M Drudi, Flavia Angelini, Sarah Campagnano
  • Main Sections Covered: Evaluation of kidney transplants using Doppler and Magnetic Resonance imaging, complications, ultrasound contrast agents.
  • Page count: 12
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  • Functional ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Author: Odd Helge Gilja, Barbara Braden, Fabio Piscaglia, Christoph F. Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract from tongue through to rectum
  • Page count: 34
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  • E-FAST

  • Author: Joseph Osterwalder, Alexander Heinzmann, Gebhard Mathis
  • Main Sections Covered: Historical development, clinical & sonographic questions, E-FAST decision making, investigations, pitfalls, pearls and tips, clinical applications.
  • Page count: 41
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  • Dermatologic Ultrasound

  • Author: Fernando Alfageme, Ximena Wortsman, Gastón Roustan, Maria Crisan, Radu Badea
  • Main Sections Covered: Ultrasonography of normal skin, hair & nails, ultrasound of common skin cancers, dermatological diagnosis, inflammatory skin diseases, aesthetic dermatology
  • Page count: 30
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  • Echoscopy – a new concept in mobile ultrasound

  • Author: Odd Helge Gilja, Fabio Piscaglia, Christoph F. Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction & levels of practice,
  • Page count: 24
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  • Ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Author: Alois Hollerweger, Klaus Dirks
  • Main Sections Covered: Technical considerations, anatomy and normal appearance, examination technique, appendicitis, diverticulitis, intraabdomininal focal fat infarction, bowel obstruction, perforation, infectious enterocolitis, pseudomembranous colitis, neutropenic enterocolitis, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, ischaemic disease, tumourous disease, paediatric diseases
  • Page count: 58
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  • Ultrasound of liver transplantation

  • Author: Fabio Piscaglia, Paul Sidhu, Knut Braband, Luca Vizioli
  • Main Sections Covered: Indications for liver transplantation, pre-transplant ultrasound, assessment of living, related donors, surgical techniques, post operative ultrasound, role of ultrasound in long term follow up
  • Page count: 55
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  • Ultrasound of the Chest

  • Author: Gebhard Mathis, Annia Schreiber, Zeno Sparchez, Giovanni Volpicelli
  • Main Sections Covered: Technical requirements, chest wall, pleural diseases, pneumothorax, pitfalls, lung diseases
  • Page count: 46
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  • Ultrasound of the Thyroid

  • Author: Nira Beck-Razi, Diana Gaitini, Rhodri M Evans, Gordana Ivanac, Christoph F Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction, clinical indications, techincal guidelines, normal anatomy, congenital anomalies, nodules, anaplastic cercinoma, thyroid metastases
  • Page count: 84
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  • Ultrasound of the gallbladder and hepatobiliary system

  • Author: Christian Jenssen, Julie-Michelle Bridson, Ana Paula Barreiros, Alina Popescu,  Xin-Wu Cui, Christoph F. Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction, Ultrasound Examination technique, examination of the gallbladder and biliary tree, thickening of the gallbaldder wall, congenital anomalies of the gallbladder, Cholelithiasis, Biliary sludge, Bouveret's syndrome, Chronic cholecystitis, Parasitic infections, New techniques.
  • Page count: 104
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  • Ultrasound evaluation of cerebrovascular steno-occlusive disease

  • Author: Sergio Castellani, Boris Brkljačić, Laurence Needleman, Colin Deane, Fabrizio D’Abate, Eleonora A.M.Lucente, Christoph F. Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Carotid arteries, Vertebral Arteries, Ultrasound aspects, Conclusion
  • Page count: 52
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  • Ultrasound of the adrenal glands

  • Author: Dieter Nürnberg, František Záťura, Christian Jenssen, Christoph F. Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Topographical anatomy, Anatomy, Examination technique, Normal adrenal gland, Enlarged adrenal gland and mass lesions, Differentiation of benign and malignant lesions, (Endoscopic) Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of an adrenal lesion
  • Page count: 40
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  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and tuberculosis (TB)

  • Author: Tom Heller, Michaela AM Huson, Maria-Theresa Giordano, Enrico Brunetti, Christoph F Dietrich
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Ultrasound Applications
  • Page count: 50
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  • Technical Quality Evaluation of diagnostic ultrasound systems - a comprehensive overview of regulations and developments

  • Author: Christian Kollmann, Ladislav Dolezal
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction, Standards and official recommendations, International standardization body (IEC), Official quality maintenance within the United States, Official quality maintenance within the European Community, International & national Ultrasound societies with QA activities, Technical quality initiatives, Methods used for quality evaluation (scanner performance)
  • Page count: 34
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  • Ultrasound of the female internal genitalia

  • Author: Luca Savelli, Maria Munaretto
  • Main Sections Covered: Introduction, Normal endometrium, Pre-pubertal age, Reproductive age, Post-menopause, Pathology of the endometrium, Ovaries, Contrast enhanced ultrasound
  • Page count: 36
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