Echotext – Education in Echocardiography

This website is dedicated to all who are engaged in the practice of echocardiography. Whether your are a student, a practicing sonographer, cardiologist or registrar, we aim to further your education in the field of echocardiography. Primarily, we’d like to introduce you to our two text books: “Echocardiography: The Normal Examination and Echocardiographic Measurements” and “A Sonographer’s Guide to the Assessment of Heart Disease” but you may also like to listen to a lecture or two via the “Presentations” menu above.


Since it’s release in April, 2000, Bonita Anderson’s first textbook, “Echocardiography: The Normal Examination and Echocardiographic Measurements” has proved to be a valuable learning tool for students, teachers of echocardiography and sonographers worldwide. Now in it’s third edition, it has been adopted by many schools as the primary text for courses in echocardiography.

After the release of the second edition of “Echocardiography…” Bonita turned her writing skills to the subject of cardiac pathology and almost three years after committing to the task, a new textbook, “A Sonographer’s Guide to the Assessment Heart Disease” was released in January, 2014. This new text has also been adopted by many as the perfect complement to “Echocardiography…” as it takes students to the next level of learning the art of echocardiography.

About the Author

Bonita Anderson’s career in Echocardiography spans more than 30 years and includes both clinical and academic roles. Bonita has mostly worked in Brisbane, Australia as a sonographer and educator at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) and as a senior lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is currently a Clinical Fellow with the Faculty of Health, School of Clinical Sciences, at QUT and an Advanced Cardiac Scientist (Locum) at TPCH.

An Accredited Medical Sonographer, Bonita holds a Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography (Cardiac) and a Master of Applied Science (Medical Ultrasound).
In 2015, Bonita was one of the first cardiac sonographers to earn the Advanced Cardiac Sonographer credential. She has also been awarded a Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE) and an Associate Fellowship of the Australasian Sonographers Association (AFASA). Late in 2016, Bonita was named as the first ever International Representative to the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Board of Directors.

A popular international lecturer in echocardiography, Bonita is often complimented on her ability to explain complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. This makes her especially popular among students of echocardiography.