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The echocardiographic experience of Dr. Kra is detailed with superb help from Richard Lee, who wrote the first chapter. Lee's description and illustration of the acoustic and electronic principals that affect interpretation of echocardiograms is superb and should be reviewed by every echocardiographer. This includes a description of the concept of net motion, the relevance of beam width and beam width artifacts, multiple echo phenomena, acoustic reverberation, tissue redundancy, electronic noise, lateral resolution and gray scale, to name a few. The examples are pertinent and clearcut.
The remainder of the monograph is divided into a section on the echocardiographic identification
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Basic Correlative Echocardiography Technique and Interpretation.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:802–803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-6-802_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(6):802-803.
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