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amplitude

intensity of an ultrasound wave

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anechoic

ultrasonic term for when waves are transmitted to deeper tissue and none are reflected back

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attenuation

loss of intensity of the ultrasound beam as it travels through tissue

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echoic

ultrasound property of producing adequate levels of reflections (echoes) when sound waves are returned to the transducer and displayed

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frequency

number of cycles per unit of time; abbreviated f

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hyperechoic

tissue that reflects more sound back to the transucer than the surrounding tissues; appears bright.

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isoechoic

tissue that has the same ultrasonic appearance as that of the surrounding tissue

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resolution

ability to separately identify different structures on radiograph or ultrasound.

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velocity

speed at which something travels through an object; abbreviated v

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wavelength

length that a wave must travel in one cycle

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