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Ultrasound Physics and Technology

How, Why and When

Written for health practitioners and students new to medical ultrasound, this book provides all the basic physics and technological knowledge they need in order to practise ultrasound effectively, including safety aspects of ultrasound, quality assurance and the latest techniques and developments.

PgC, PgD, MSc and short courses in Medical Ultrasound; undergraduate radiography students

Hardbound, 144 Pages

Published: June 2009

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3041-3


  • 1. Introduction to diagnostic ultrasound
    2. Principles and physics of ultrasound imaging - simple terminology definitions
    3. The piezoelectric effect
    4. Acoustic impedance
    5. The ultrasound beam
    6. Transducers
    7. Resolution
    8. Ultrasound interactions and attenuation
    9. Artifacts
    10. Instrumentation and controls
    11. Physical principles of Doppler ultrasound
    12. Ultrasound safety
    13. Quality assurance and performance testing
    14. Mew technology and recent advances in ultrasound imaging
    15. Multiple choice questions, answers to multiple choice questions


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