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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105-109

Physics behind ultrasound; what should I know as a pediatric surgeon?

1 Department of Medical Physics, College of Applied Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca; Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Omemh Abdullah Bawazeer
College of Applied Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ssj.ssj_70_21

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The bedside and intraoperative ultrasound are used frequently in infants and children by the treating surgeon as a part of physical examination. The fundamentals of ultrasound physics are essential for proper image interpretation and understanding common ultrasound artifacts. We aimed to cover the basic physics terminologies, ultrasound components, modes, and tissue echogenicity in this review article.

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