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Ultrasound

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze
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Abstract

Ultrasound uses no ionizing radiation and it can image directly in any body plane. In practice, an ultrasonographer (either a technologist or a radiologist) places gel on the patient’s skin and moves a transducer across the surface of the patient’s body. The gel forms an acoustic seal between the transducer and the skin for better transmission of sound, which results in better images.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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