TITLE

ULTRASOUND APPLICATIONS TO MEDICINE PART I: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES

AUTHOR(S)
Soler López, Fernando Arturo
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Tecciencia;Jan-Jun2013, Vol. 7 Issue 14, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This work illustrates the various applications of ultrasound (US) in medicine and its importance from a thorough review of the state of the art, displaying that it is not only relevant for medical diagnosis, since there has been a growing interest in the therapeutic and in nonmedical developments such as industrial, food, biotech, cosmetic, chemical, nanotechnology, veterinary, etc.., which are not addressed in this study, because of its size; this thematic review is directed to medical field and its depth and extension have allowed two different tasks: Physical Principles and Medical Equipment. This review article provides the reader theme for further understanding of the scientific basis and operation of equipment such as ultrasound scanners, among other components, mainly the transducer, and the versatility of medical uses. It is necessary to approach systematically in this first part the principles of the US wave properties such as reflection, refraction and absorption, as well as the physical quantities associated with the description of these phenomena, in which are present some characteristics of technological order, mainly: the reflection factor, refractive index, attenuation, resolving power, density, intensity, frequency and impedance.
ACCESSION #
92596793

 

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