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Study Data from A.P. Sarvazyan et al Provide New Insights into Ultrasound Technology (Acoustic waves in medical imaging and diagnostics)

August 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators discuss new findings in Ultrasound Technology. According to news reporting originating from Trenton, New Jersey, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Up until about two decades ago acoustic imaging and ultrasound imaging were synonymous. The term ultrasonography, or its abbreviated version sonography, meant an imaging modality based on the use of ultrasonic compressional bulk waves."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "Beginning in the 1990s, there started to emerge numerous acoustic imaging modalities based on the use of a different mode of acoustic wave: shear waves. Imaging with these waves was shown to provide very useful and very different information about the biological tissue being examined. We discuss the physical basis for the differences between these two basic modes of acoustic waves used in medical imaging and analyze the advantages associated with shear acoustic imaging. A comprehensive analysis of the range of acoustic wavelengths, velocities and frequencies that have been used in different imaging applications is presented."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We discuss the potential for future shear wave imaging applications."

For more information on this research see: Acoustic waves in medical imaging and diagnostics. Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology, 2013;39(7):1133-46. (Elsevier -; Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.P. Sarvazyan, Artann Laboratories, Trenton, NJ, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.W. Urban and J.F Greenleaf.

Keywords for this news article include: Trenton, New Jersey, United States, Ultrasound Technology, North and Central America.

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