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The Physics of Ultrasound

  • Paul M. Taylor
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Abstract

The increasing availability of inexpensive portable ultrasound systems with a wide range of hardware and software options has allowed their widespread use in urology. To optimize the image, increase the diagnostic confidence of the operator, and minimize interpretive errors, it is necessary to understand the basic physics and technology underpinning these systems.

Keywords

Sound Wave Linear Array Ultrasound Wave Array Probe Diagnostic Confidence 
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Further Reading

  1. McCachran SE, Dogra V, Resnick M. Office urological ultrasound. Urol Clin North Am. 2005;32:337–52.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyManchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK

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