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Ultrasonic Bioinstrumentation

Douglas Christensen

ISBN: 978-0-471-60496-9 March 1988 256 Pages


An all-in-one primer for aspiring ultrasound technicians

Ultrasound imaging has become ubiquitous in medicine, and those training for a career in the field need a solid understanding of ultrasonic radiation and its application through medical technology. Ultrasonic Bioinstrumentation offers comprehensive explanations that go beyond simple technical procedures; from the physics behind wave propagation and tissue acoustics, to beam patterns, resolution, configurations and more, this book is a one-stop reference for all aspects of ultrasonic imaging. Aspiring technicians will appreciate the depth of information, accessibility, and clarity of both word and image.

The Wave Equation and Its Solutions.

Impedance, Power, and Reflection.

Acoustical Properties of Biological Tissues.

Transducers, Beam Patterns, and Resolution.

Diagnostic Imaging Configurations.

Doppler and Other Ultrasonic Flowmeters.

The Safety and Measurement of Ultrasound.

Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading.