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Ultrasound Physics and Equipment

  • Sarah B. Murthi
  • Mary Ferguson
  • Amy C. Sisley
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Abstract

The physics of ultrasound can seem both dry and complicated, but by understanding a few basic principles, essential lessons about its strengths and limitations become clearer. Additionally, concepts that can help optimize image acquisition will have a context and be more easily remembered.

Keywords

Ultrasound Image Continuous Wave Ventricular Septal Defect Deep Structure Acoustic Impedance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Critical Care, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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