Ultrasound and Elastic Waves
Frequently Asked Questions
- Brian Lempriere, Bellevue, Washigton, U.S.A.
Ultrasound has found an increasing number of applications in recent years due to greatly increased computing power. Ultrasound devices are often preferred over other devices because of their lower cost, portability, and non-invasive nature. Patients using ultrasound can avoid the dangers of radiological imaging devices such as x-rays, CT scans, and radioactive media injections. Ultrasound is also a preferred and practical method of detecting material fatique and defects in metals, composites, semiconductors, wood, etc.
Engineers and technicians, material scientists and biomedical engineers involved in the design and use of ultrasonic instruments.