|In Transthoracic Echocardiography: Foundations of Image Acquisition and Interpretation, graphics and images take center stage. This book is a graphical treatise on optimal image acquisition and interpretation in adult transthoracic echocardiography. It is a foundation reference for cardiac sonographers, allied health professionals, medical students, medical residents, fellows, and specialists. Indeed, it is for all who wish to move beyond the traditional stethoscope, and "see rather than just hear." FEATURES: 1. A highly visual reference to the ASE-recommended standards and nomenclature in adult two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. 2. An outstanding foundation guide to the performance and interpretation of the adult transthoracic echocardiography examination. 3. Fundamentals of echo-anatomy, echo-physiology, hemodynamics, basic ultrasound physics, and the standard echocardiographic views.