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In order to utilize an ultrasound system to maximum capacity, there are several features diagnosticians and doctors must become familiar with. Ultrasound modes, or options when it comes to ultrasound imaging, once elaborated upon and clarified, can open a new world of efficiency and productivity.
Ultrasound doppler imaging is the ability to estimate and measure blood flow through various veins, arteries and vessels. Generally portrayed as a moving picture on an ultrasound system screen, one can usually recognize a doppler test from the color flow that is visible on the ultrasound image.
Just like most abdominal and cardiac probes generally have certain lenses that are shaped very specifically (curved and square shaped, respectively), most vascular probes have their tell-tale shape as well. Vascular transducers have a long, thin rectangular shape, and subsequently are known as “linear array” probes.
The abdominal application on ultrasound machines is employed to help diagnose patients that are having ailments in the abdomen area – which includes but is not limited to the kidneys, liver, stomach, developing fetuses, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen.
Cardiac transducers are employed in order to project images of the hearts of various patients. As ultrasound technology has improved and advanced, diagnosticians and sonographers have been capable of examining more patients at different phases in development.
Ultrasound probes serve as the primary tools for ultrasound machines. Without the probes, the ultrasound machine is incapable of producing or providing images. The ultrasound machine ultimately serves as a translator between people and the transducer.