How Are Ultrasound Probes and Ultrasound Transducers Used?

Current diagnostic ultrasonography technology uses probes containing an acoustic ultrasound transducer (or several ultrasound transducers) to send pulses of ultrasound into matter. When the mechanical wave comes upon a boundary between two different materials (different acoustic impedance) energy is reflected back to the ultrasound transducer. This reflected energy echo is detected by theprobe. The time […]

Ultrasound Machines & Ultrasound

Ultrasound machines used for diagnostic imaging or therapy emit ultrasound (high-frequency) waves that penetrate different types of tissue in the body. This kind of diagnostic equipment produces images without using harmful radiation as with x-rays. Due to the fact that ultrasound machines do not produce any ionizing radiation, it is very safe for human beings. […]