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|Title:||Visualizing and measuring the temperature field produced by medical diagnostic ultrasound using thermography|
Caruana, Carmel J.
|Keywords:||Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging|
Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging -- Health aspects
Ultrasonic waves -- Thermal properties
|Publisher:||IOP Publishing Ltd.|
|Citation:||Vachutka, J., Grec, P., Mornstein, V., & Caruana, C. J. (2008). Visualizing and measuring the temperature field produced by medical diagnostic ultrasound using thermography. European Journal of Physics, 29(6), 1287-1294.|
|Abstract:||The heating of tissues by diagnostic ultrasound can pose a significant hazard particularly in the imaging of the unborn child. The demonstration of the temperature field in tissue is therefore an important objective in the teaching of biomedical physics to healthcare professionals. The temperature field in a soft tissue model was made visible and measured using thermography. Temperature data from the images were used to investigate the dependence of temperature increase within the model on ultrasound exposure time and distance from the transducer. The experiment will be used within a multi-professional biomedical physics teaching laboratory for enhancing learning regarding the principles of thermography and the thermal effects of ultrasound to medical and healthcare students and also for demonstrating the quantitative use of thermographic imaging to students of biophysics, medical physics and medical technology.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scholarly Works - FacHScMP|
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