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Performance of Ultrasound Transducer and Material Constants of Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Jun-ichi Sato
  • Masami Kawabuchi
  • Akira Fukumoto
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 10)

Abstract

In recent years, real-time ultrasound diagnostic systems have proved to be very effective for a wide range of clinical usages. These real-time systems use piezoelectric transducers arrayed side by side and composed of small plank-shaped piezoelectric ceramics. These transducers must be efficient and give high resolution images in order to provide accurate diagnosis.

Keywords

Piezoelectric Material Piezoelectric Transducer Piezoelectric Ceramic Axial Resolution Ultrasound Transducer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun-ichi Sato
    • 1
  • Masami Kawabuchi
    • 1
  • Akira Fukumoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo, Inc.Ikuta Tama-ku Kawasaki, 214Japan

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