The handheld ultrasound device is no longer a niche product and has become a widely used medical device. The handheld ultrasound device has the ability to detect a wide range of non-visible diseases in humans. Ultrasound can be used to determine the diagnosis and prognosis of a variety of diseases.
Ultrasound can be used to examine patients suffering from anemia, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, coronary heart disease, head trauma, tumor, benign tumors, malignant tumors, lung tumor, ovarian tumor, liver tumor, bladder tumor, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, uterine fibroid, breast cancer, cancers of the esophagus, and osteoporosis.
Using the handheld ultrasound device, the physician can pinpoint areas of interest as well as non-specific areas. As a result, a whole range of non-invasive diagnostic procedures are now possible.
The handheld ultrasound device has been manufactured by a number of leading ultrasound device manufacturers. The three largest manufacturers are Eppendorf Medical Equipment Corporation, Medical Technology Corporation, and Medical Imaging Business Corporation.
Ultrasound is composed of sound waves that are directed through a fluid medium in the direction that is perpendicular to the surface. Sound waves may be either monaural or binaural in nature. Monaural ultrasound uses two separate channels of sound waves with identical frequency and phase.
Binaural ultrasound utilizes the wave quality and timing of the sound waves as opposed to frequency. Each channel (monaural or binaural) of sound waves contains only one of the two channels. Two different sound waves are produced by a multi-channel sound modulator, which is a type of electronic signal processor. The wave producing devices are connected to a cathode ray tube (CRT) television set to produce the images.
A liquid-filled tube called an ultrasound emitter is used to produce the ultrasound waves. The head of the ultrasound device emits sound waves that create an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field attracts water molecules and causes them to move towards the direction of the sound waves.
To detect the location of the body, the ultrasound device must be focused on a very small target area to prevent diffusion of the energy from the emitter. The device is aimed at the body surface by attaching a hydrophone to the device’s head.
The device’s head is also made to be stable. It is anchored in place with a sensor. The sound waves emitted by the device are bounced off the hydrophone and directed at the targeted body surface.
The handheld ultrasound device consists of a receiver, an ultrasound transmitter, and a hydrophone. In order to obtain high quality images, the images must be obtained by producing a very low background noise and filtering out extraneous sound.
Ultrasound imaging is a highly specialized medical, open MRI machine and clinical technology. It is most commonly used in non-electrical diagnostic procedures. With today’s advances in medical technology ultrasound imaging can now be used in the most intimate details of our lives.
Ultrasound imaging is a relatively new medical technology. This article has provided an overview of this fast-emerging technology.