Chapter

Ultrasound

Paul Leeson, Daniel Augustine, Andrew R.J.Mitchell and Harald Becher

in Echocardiography

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199591794
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199591794.003.0001

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology

Ultrasound

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Introduction - Sound waves and ultrasound - Transthoracic transducers - Transoesophageal transducers - Other transducers - Echocardiography modes - Behaviour of ultrasound in tissue - Reflection, attenuation, and depth compensation - Reverberation artefacts - Transmit power - Gain - Grey scale and compress - Image resolution - Second harmonic imaging - Doppler echocardiography - Continuous wave Doppler - Pulsed wave Doppler - Colour flow mapping - Tissue Doppler imaging - 3D echocardiography - 3D artefacts - Image display - 3D image rendering - Speckle tracking echocardiography - Second harmonic mode Doppler for contrast imaging - Power mode (amplitude) imaging - Basic fluid dynamics - Is ultrasound safe?

Chapter.  9762 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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