Medical ultrasonic tomography
Dunn, Floyd Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Last reviewed:August 2020
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A mapping or imaging technique, used to obtain clinically useful information about the structure and functioning of tissues and organs, in which acoustic pulses are emitted from an acoustoelectric transducer, and echoes are received from acoustic impedance discontinuities along the assumed line-of-sight axial propagation path. A number of different modes of operation have emerged, each having areas of usefulness.
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