I will be going to school for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Ultrasound Tech. in January. I've already taken all of the prerequisites, but I want to buy an Ultrasound textbook ahead of time to learn all I can now. I'm looking for a really informative Textbook that covers everything from OB/GYN, to Vascular, to small parts, etc. I want to see normal and abnormal. If anyone knows of a really good textbook, please let me know. Thank you!
- sunflowerLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
Can you ask the program director or your future teacher what textbook you'll be using? That would probably be the most beneficial for you, and would save you money.
If not, here are the textbooks we use that are really good and very commonly used in Sono. programs:
-Diagnostic Ultrasonography, Vol I & II, by Sandra Hagen-Ansert: http://www.amazon.com/Textbook-Diagnostic-Ultrason...
-Sonography: Intro to Normal Structure/Function, by Curry & Temkin: http://www.amazon.com/Sonography-Introduction-Norm...
-This is an additional textbook I just got recently that's not required but is very helpful:
Ultrasound Scanning: Principles and Protocols by Tempkin: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasound-Scanning-Principl...
FYI, ultrasound is complicated and difficult to learn on your own, so you may be a little lost just trying to teach yourself. You can at least focus on learning the anatomy, because that's a huge portion of DMS programs. I would definitely not buy all of these especially if they are not textbooks you'll be using in your classes since they can be expensive. Good luck :)Source(s): Sonography student.