What frequency should an ultrasound be?

In physics the term “ultrasound” applies to all acoustic energy with a frequency above human hearing (20,000 hertz or 20 kilohertz). Typical diagnostic sonographic scanners operate in the frequency range of 2 to 18 megahertz, hundreds of times greater than the limit of human hearing.

What is transducer frequency in ultrasound?

Transabdominal transducers commonly use 3.5 to 5 MHz, and transvaginal transducers use 5.0 MHz and higher. When obtaining images with an adjustable-frequency transducer, it is important to start at the lowest frequency to be sure that no deep structures are missed.

What is high frequency probe ultrasound?

Main text summary. Today, high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS), or ultrasound using a frequency of at least 10 megahertz (MHz), allows for high-resolution imaging of the skin from the stratum corneum to the deep fascia.

Which of the following transducer frequency is more suitable for eye sonography?

In patients’ eyes, highly reflective structures are seen at higher resolution with the 20 MHz probe. Imaging of lower intensity reflectors such as the vitreous and particles within it are seen better with the 10 MHz probe.

What frequency is a transvaginal probe?


Probe frequency 5-7.5 MHz 3-5 MHz
Resolution Very high Moderate
Field of view Small Large
Contraindications Virgins, Vaginal obstruction Premature rupture of membrane None

What is low frequency ultrasound?

LOW FREQUENCY ULTRASOUND (38 kHz – 50 kHz range) Traditional therapeutic ultrasound devices available on the market operate between 1 MHz and 3 MHz (high frequency ultrasound devices). EQ Pro Therapy generates low frequency ultrasound emissions, which are in the 38 kHz range.

What is the frequency of a transvaginal probe?

What is the difference between high frequency and low frequency ultrasound?

Ultrasound typically used in clinical settings has frequencies between 2 and 12 MHz. Lower frequencies produce less resolution but have greater depth of penetration into the body; higher frequencies produce greater resolution but depth of penetration is limited.

Why do lower frequencies penetrate better?

In these scenarios, low and high frequencies offer almost equivalent performance. One advantage of lower frequencies is that the signals have better penetration, meaning they pass through objects such as walls with less attenuation. This effect results in better in-building penetration.

How many types of ultrasound probes are there?

There are three basic types of probe used in emergency and critical care point-of-care ultrasound: linear, curvilinear, and phased array. Linear (also sometimes called vascular) probes are generally high frequency, better for imaging superficial structures and vessels, and are also often called a vascular probe.