Ultrasound

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  • Created on: 03-03-16 11:03

Ultrasound 

Advantages

  • Readily available
  • Can be used on pregnant women
  • Non ionising radiation - not harmful
  • Quick imaging
  • Clear images of soft tissues
  • Can see moving parts
  • Can measure flow

Disadvantages

  • Hard to recognise bones
  • Poor imaging of tissues containing air - e.g lungs
  • Image resolution is poor - not as good as X-rays

Evaluation

Ultrasound - high frequency (above the range of human hearing) longitudinal sound wavesIt can be used for pregnancy scans, soft tissue injuries, heart or blood vessel problems 

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