High intensity focused ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that is similar to focusing the sun on a leaf with a magnifying glass. While the process is not intended to boil an organ, more physicians are seeking out this method to heat up and denature the affected tissues. The procedure can, theoretically, be performed inside an […]
This section provides essential ultrasound knowledge a future ultrasound technician ought to know about before deciding whether or not to enter this field. Our list of featured articles explains how ultrasound machines work, ultrasound history, different uses of ultrasound, different types of ultrasound imaging, the known risks and benefits of ultrasound, and the future of this technology within the healthcare field.
The History of Ultrasound
If you want to know the history of ultrasound, this is the right place for you. The earliest notions of ultrasound were developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe. In particular, the French government during World War I assigned physicist Paul Langevin the task of creating a device capable of detecting […]
What is an Ultrasound?
What is an Ultrasound? Those interested in sonography will benefit from knowing in greater detail how ultrasound works. The term itself refers to sound wave frequencies that are beyond 20,000 hertz, which is considered the upper limit of hearing in humans. Medical sonography is the transmission of high-frequency sound waves into the body and the […]
How Does an Ultrasound Machine Work?
An ultrasound scanner consists of a number of components including a transducer probe, a central processing unit (CPU), a monitor, a keyboard with control knobs, disk storage devices, a printer and so on. The most essential component is the transducer probe. This probe both produces the sound waves used in ultrasound and receives their echoes […]
4 Types of Ultrasound Imaging
The twelve major types of ultrasound procedures described in other articles, make use of four kinds of available ultrasound image. The choice of which type of image to use depends on the goals for a particular test, the phenomena being investigated and what equipment is available. 2D Ultrasound The most common and type of ultrasound […]