Chapter 2. The Physics of Ultrasound

  1. Adam Brooks1,
  2. Jim Connolly2 and
  3. Otto Chan3
  1. Jim Connolly

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch2

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

How to Cite

Connolly, J. (2008) The Physics of Ultrasound, in Ultrasound in Emergency Care (eds A. Brooks, J. Connolly and O. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917317

Online ISBN: 9780470755822

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Keywords:

  • ultrasound physics;
  • molecular vibrations;
  • superficial structures;
  • axial resolution;
  • contrast resolution

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The physics of sound

  • Ultrasound physics

  • Risks of ultrasound

  • Summary