Comprehensive compilation of empirical ultrasonic properties of mammalian tissues

J Acoust Soc Am. 1978 Aug;64(2):423-57. doi: 10.1121/1.382016.


A detailed review of the literature on ultrasonic propagation properties of mammalian tissues and organs has revealed 144 papers containing compilable data. Over 1300 lines of parametric data are listed, including the tissue, species, age, specimen preparation, anatomical structure, pathology, temperature, measurement method, frequency, velocity, attenuation, acoustic impedance, and density.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Physiological Phenomena
  • Body Fluids / physiology
  • Connective Tissue / physiology
  • Humans
  • Mammals / physiology*
  • Muscles / physiology
  • Nerve Tissue / physiology
  • Skin Physiological Phenomena
  • Sonication*
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Ultrasonics*