Medical ultrasonography is an imaging technique used for diagnosing various health conditions. The device used in ultrasonography employs high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inner body parts. The sound often used is called an ultrasound.
Medical Ultrasonography Dimensions and Technical Specs
The SonoSite 180 Plus measures 2.5" L x 7.6" W x 13.3" H (6.35 cm L x 19.3 cm W x 33.8 cm H). The system weighs 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg) if one transducer is connected to it. The battery life is good for up to a couple of hours.
The image modes include M-Mode, directional color power Doppler, color power Doppler, zoom and narrow imaging sector. The device can be used for Interventional, Intraoperative, pediatric/neonatal, obstetrical, breast, vascular and abdominal examinations.
The specifications and medical ultrasonography dimensions are for the SonoSite 180 Plus. The figures here do not apply to other ultrasonography machines.
Other Facts about Ultrasonography
Transmissions of the ultrasound waves are done using the handheld transducer. The transducer is also responsible for sensing how the sound waves react with the object being assessed. The information is transformed into a picture and set on the screen.
However, the resulting image may only be understood by a stenographer. A stenographer is a medical professional trained in assessing these images.
The frequency generated by the transducer is tightly managed. The frequency is also dependent on the body part being examined.
Ultrasonography is used in many ways, but its most well known application is in obstetrics. It is used to look at an unborn fetus. Known as fetal ultrasonography, it has numerous purposes.
For example, the health status of the vital organs can be examined. The gender can also be determined as well as the position of the infant. The placenta placement may also be assessed. In addition, multiple births may be checked. Any possible complications will be detected too.
For these reasons, ultrasonography is regarded as a valuable prenatal care tool. The ultrasound may be conducted when the fetus has reached 20 weeks gestational age.
Aside from prenatal care, ultrasonography may be used to examine the heart, nerves, kidneys, and muscles. The other organs in the body may be examined as well. Aside from the organs mentioned, the bones and other body systems can be examined as well.
While the medical ultrasonography dimensions vary, they all cannot be used to examine the lungs. The reason is that lungs have air. This prevents the ultrasound waves from passing.