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Ultrasound

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Ultrasound uses no ionizing radiation, and it can image directly in any body plane. In practice, an ultrasonographer (either an ultrasound technologist called a sonographer or a physician) 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.

Keywords

  • Transducer
  • Echogenicity
  • Echotexture
  • Anechoic
  • Shadow
  • Cine
  • Doppler
  • Color Doppler
  • Power Doppler

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Singh, H., Neutze, J.A., Enterline, J.R. (2015). Ultrasound. In: Singh, H., Neutze, J., Enterline, J. (eds) Radiology Fundamentals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10362-4_4

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