ULTRASOUND APPLICATIONS TO MEDICINE PART I: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES.

Aplicaciones de ultrasonido en medicina. Parte I: Principios Físicos

Authors

  • Fernando Arturo Soler Universidad ECCI

Keywords:

Attenuation, Ultrasound, Frequency, Wave, Piezoelectric, Reflection, Refraction, Resolution, Transducer, Ultrasound.

Abstract

It describes applications of ultrasound (U.S.) in medicine and its importance from an extensive review of the state of the art, displaying not only relevant in the diagnosis, but a growing interest in the therapeutic treatment, not counting other nonmedical promising developments in sectors such as industry, food, biotech, cosmetic, chemical, nanotechnology, veterinary, etc.., which are not addressed in this paper.

To understand the operation of ultrasonic ultrasound machine and all its components, mainly the transducer, and the versatility of medical uses, it is necessary to systematically address the principles of the U.S. wave properties such as reflection, refraction and absorption, and physical quantities associated with the description of these phenomena, in which have a technological characteristics, namely: reflection factor, refractive index, attenuation, resolving power, density, intensity, frequency and impedance.

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Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Soler , F. A. (2013). ULTRASOUND APPLICATIONS TO MEDICINE PART I: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES.: Aplicaciones de ultrasonido en medicina. Parte I: Principios Físicos. Tecciencia, 14(7), 76–89. Retrieved from https://tecciencia.ecci.edu.co/index.php/TECCIENCIA/article/view/71