Ultrasound Fundamentals and Equipment

Adam K. Jacob

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Ultrasound Fundamentals and Equipment

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Chapter 6 provides a general overview of ultrasound principles and equipment. The overview begins with a description of the sound wave and its cycle, frequency, wave length, and amplitude. Next, the discussions turns to the sound wave's behavior in reaction to different tissue types, angle, and structure depth. Various types of image artifacts and their causes are also covered. Equipment review includes probe selection, image optimization, conducting gel, and probe stands.

Chapter.  2715 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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