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Ultrasound Misconception?

  1. Sep 11, 2009 #1
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    I'm having trouble understanding exactly how the image goes from a transducer to the screen... When they put the transducer on the top of your stomach say, does this give a cross section view, from the side of your body rather than a top view as you would expect? Because if it gave a top view, how would the distances etc form a picture??? It would all be in the one spot
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  3. Sep 11, 2009 #2


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    So the transducer must not be 1-dimensional. What do your google and wiki searches turn up for ultrasound transducers? If you were going to design one to show those displays, how would you do it?
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