1. Ultrasound Physics

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor4,5,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor6,7,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director8,9,10 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief11,12
  1. Piet Claus PhD Post-Doctoral Researcher1,2,3 and
  2. Jan D'Hooge PhD Associate Professor1,2,3

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch1

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

Claus, P. and D'Hooge, J. (2009) Ultrasound Physics, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 5

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 6

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 7

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 10

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 11

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 12

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Cardiovascular Imaging and Dynamics, Leuven, Belgium

  2. 2

    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

  3. 3

    Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309



  • echocardiography;
  • pulse–echo experiment;
  • Grayscale encoding;
  • automatic time-gain compensation (TGC);
  • ultrasound technology and image characteristics;
  • second harmonic imaging;
  • Doppler imaging;
  • myocardial velocity imaging;
  • color flow imaging;
  • motion estimation in 2D - speckle tracking


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physics and technology of echocardiography

  • Ultrasound technology and image characteristics

  • Doppler imaging

  • References