[Physical principles and general considerations]

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2015 Nov:106 Suppl 1:3-9. doi: 10.1016/S0001-7310(16)30002-3.
[Article in Spanish]


Cutaneous ultrasound is based on the application of the physical properties of ultrasound to the skin and cutaneous adnexae. Knowledge of ultrasound semiology, artifacts and the application of Doppler examination allows deeper study of the biology and diseases of the skin and its adnexae.

Keywords: Dermatologic ultrasound; Doppler; Doppler cutáneo; Ecografía de la uña; Ecografía del pelo; Ecografía dermatológica; Hair ultrasound; Nail ultrasound; Physical principles of ultrasound; Principios físicos de ecografía; Skin Doppler.

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Skin / diagnostic imaging*
  • Skin Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography*