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How an ultrasound is generated

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to produce images of the internal organs, vessels and tissues.

The images are produced when the sound waves are directed into the body then reflected back to a scanner that measures them.


Ultrasound is transmitted and recieved using a probe.

The probe includes a tranducer which is the piezo crystal which acts as the loud speaker sending the ultrasound waves as the microphone picking them up on the way back.

Ultrasound scan

The sound waves in an ultrasound examination are beyond human hearing. The diagnostic frequency range is 2- 20 MHz.

The ultrasound image is viewed as…


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