Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Wells, P. N. 2005. Ultrasound. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Nonionizing ultrasonic radiation penetrates biological soft tissues. Ultrasound that is scattered, attenuated and Doppler-frequency-shifted by tissues and contrast agents can be detected and processed safely to create one-, two- and three-dimensional images of structure and function, often in real time.