Chapter 1. Physical Principles of Ultrasound

  1. Jan Poelaert Clinical Director1 and
  2. Karl Skarvan Professor of Anaesthesiolog2
  1. Pierre-Guy Chassot

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760239.ch1

Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition

Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Chassot, P.-G. (2004) Physical Principles of Ultrasound, in Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds J. Poelaert and K. Skarvan), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760239.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Cardiac Anaesthesia and Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium

  2. 2

    University of Basel, Kantonsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917966

Online ISBN: 9780470760239

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Keywords:

  • ultrasound;
  • mechanical pressure;
  • electrical energy;
  • alternating voltage;
  • gain control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Transducers

  • Working Rates

  • Electronic Processing

  • Two-dimensional, Three-Dimensional, and M-mode Images

  • Doppler Effect

  • Instrumentation

  • Doppler Tissue Imaging

  • Second Harmonic

  • Contrast Echocardiography

  • Power Doppler

  • Artefacts