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Quick Concepts: Trapezoidal Format

The ability to understand the inherent advantages and disadvantages of using different transducers for specific modalities is critical to performing effective clinical diagnostic ultrasound studies. Because it is

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Quick Concepts: Grating Lobes

Many of you may recall, when discussing artifacts I emphasize that not all artifacts you encounter are necessarily “bad”. In fact, artifacts can provide valuable, diagnostic information. Our recent blog on Acoustic Shadowing pointed out its underlying cause is the presence … Continue reading

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Quick Concepts: How Density Affects Propagation

Continuing a discussion we opened in the last Quick Concepts installment, today we explore the relationship between density and wave propagation. Students often struggle initially with the principle that the speed of sound varies as it propagates through the body. … Continue reading

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