To Merriam-Webster a handbook is easily carried for ready reference.
This to me is not one to be purchased or carried lightly. It is an attempt to produce an encyclopedic overview of the burgeoning field of diagnostic ultrasound in a single volume. More than 90 contributors, some among the world's acknowledged authorities, have written chapters surveying their topic in varying degrees of detail. The book is divided into eight sections: basic principles, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, cardiology, Doppler techniques, neurology, ophthalmology, and a miscellaneous section entitled head and orthopedics. These sections convey the broad scope of diagnostic ultrasound and are useful as a reference and starting point for the student. For the specialist in these various fields, the depth of coverage will be insufficient.
The book is intended to serve as a guide for the effective use of diagnostic ultrasound in the practice of clinical medicine. To that end