Physics and principles of ultrasound imaging

David Feller-Kopman

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Prior to incorporating the use of ultrasound into one's daily practice, it is essential to understand the basic physics and principles of ultrasound imaging. In order to obtain the best image, one should position the target tissue as close to the transducer as possible, and use the highest frequency transducer that will penetrate to the desired depth. Some ''golden rules'' of ultrasound imaging include: '(1) Never make an interpretation on a single image. . . (2) Because a feature is displayed it is not necessarily real. . . (3) Because a feature is not displayed it is not necessarily not there.' (6) It is only through practice, and repeated imaging that one develops the skills necessary to fully reap the benefits of ultrasound imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndobronchial Ultrasound
Subtitle of host publicationAn Atlas and Practical Guide
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780387094366
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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