Medical ultrasound imaging

Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2007 Jan-Apr;93(1-3):153-65. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2006.07.025. Epub 2006 Aug 15.


The paper gives an introduction to current medical ultrasound imaging systems. The basics of anatomic and blood flow imaging are described. The properties of medical ultrasound and its focusing are described, and the various methods for two- and three-dimensional imaging of the human anatomy are shown. Systems using both linear and non-linear propagation of ultrasound are described. The blood velocity can also be non-invasively visualized using ultrasound and the basic signal processing for doing this is introduced. Examples for spectral velocity estimation, color flow imaging and the new vector velocity images are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography / instrumentation
  • Echocardiography / methods
  • Echocardiography / trends
  • Equipment Design
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
  • Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / instrumentation
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / trends
  • Rheology / instrumentation*
  • Rheology / methods*
  • Rheology / trends
  • Ultrasonography / instrumentation*
  • Ultrasonography / methods*
  • Ultrasonography / trends