Transducer applications in echocardiology

C. T. Lancée, R. Daigle, David Sahn, J. M. Thijssen

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Abstract

A comparison is made between phased arrays and mechanical sector scanners in transcutaneous echocardiographic applications. Aspects such as contact area, beam control, side lobes, grating lobes and image quality are discussed in the context of transducer frequency. The incorporation of simultaneous acquisition of Doppler velocity information and display of M-mode signals is considered. Transoesophageal and intraoperative scanning systems for cardiology are also compared, in particular linear arrays, phased arrays and mechanical scanners, and their advantages and disadvantages in relation to the abovementioned aspects are discussed. The general conclusion is that electronic sector scanners may have a considerably improved cost/benefit ratio in the near future and thereby will become the leading systems for echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalUltrasonics
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiology
Echocardiography
Image quality
scanners
Transducers
transducers
Display devices
phased arrays
Scanning
lobes
sectors
cardiology
echocardiography
Costs
linear arrays
acquisition
gratings
costs
scanning
electronics

Keywords

  • echocardiology
  • transducers
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Lancée, C. T., Daigle, R., Sahn, D., & Thijssen, J. M. (1985). Transducer applications in echocardiology. Ultrasonics, 23(5), 199-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/0041-624X(85)90014-9

Transducer applications in echocardiology. / Lancée, C. T.; Daigle, R.; Sahn, David; Thijssen, J. M.

In: Ultrasonics, Vol. 23, No. 5, 1985, p. 199-205.

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Lancée, CT, Daigle, R, Sahn, D & Thijssen, JM 1985, 'Transducer applications in echocardiology', Ultrasonics, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 199-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/0041-624X(85)90014-9
Lancée CT, Daigle R, Sahn D, Thijssen JM. Transducer applications in echocardiology. Ultrasonics. 1985;23(5):199-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/0041-624X(85)90014-9
Lancée, C. T. ; Daigle, R. ; Sahn, David ; Thijssen, J. M. / Transducer applications in echocardiology. In: Ultrasonics. 1985 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 199-205.
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