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Learning Ultrasound Imaging

Part of the series Learning Imaging pp 109-157

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Small Parts

  • Pedro SeguíAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía
  • , Elena ElizagarayAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Basurto
  • , Carlos NicolauAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico (CDIC), Hospital Clinic
  • , Ximena WortsmanAffiliated withDepartmento de Radiología, Clinica Servet, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
  • , Rosa ZabalaAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Basurto
  • , Jose Luís del CuraAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Basurto
  • , Montserrat DomingoAffiliated withServicio de Radiodiagnóstico (CDIC), Hospital Clinic

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Abstract

The main problem with ultrasound as a diagnostic technique is the loss of acoustic signal and resolution while the distance to the structure studied increases. So, ultrasound achieves its highest performance in the study of superficial structures (when they contain no bone or air). In these structures, the so-called small parts, the ultrasound is the diagnostic procedure of choice.