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Ultrasound 101

Illustration of how ultrasound image is reflected on transducer.
Mon, 11/07/2022 - 14:13 Nikolaus Frimmel

In part 7 of the Ultrasound 101 series, you will learn more about the background of how the ultrasound image is developed, some basic physics behind it and the "why" behind the image.

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Nikolaus Frimmel with ultrasound patient.
Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:20 Nikolaus Frimmel

In part 6 of ultrasound 101, you will get a few tips on how to get a better image in a short video.

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ultrasound-gain.png
Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:20 Nikolaus Frimmel

This time, we will talk about the second most important setting when imaging your patients - gain and time gain compensation.

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Thu, 06/09/2022 - 21:57 Nikolaus Frimmel

Imaging depth does exactly what it sounds like - it describes how far into the body you can look with your ultrasound machine. It is measured in centimeters and starts at the surface of the transducer, which is usually resting on the patient's skin.

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ultrasound, echo, cardiography, sonography
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 21:34 Nikolaus Frimmel

As sonographers, we try to get an appreciation of a 3D structure in the patient’s body using a 2D screen, which means our hand holding the transducer is constantly moving.

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ultrasound probe, sonography, transducer
Wed, 02/23/2022 - 16:04 Nikolaus Frimmel

Welcome to Ultrasound 101. In this 12-part series, we will talk about the basic principles of medical ultrasound, the equipment you will use, the settings on your machine, and of course, how to use sonography in your patients. Each part will focus on a specific topic and allow you to experiment with the scanner, adjust the settings on your machine, and get the best out of your ultrasound examination.

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The curvilinear transducer
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:26 Nikolaus Frimmel

In this 12-part series, we will talk about the basic principles of medical ultrasound, the equipment you will use, the settings on your machine, and of course, how to use sonography in your patients. Each part will focus on a specific topic and allow you to experiment with the scanner, adjust the settings on your machine, and get the most out of your ultrasound examination.

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