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Doppler ultrasound

Alternative eponyms

  • Doppler sonography

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The Doppler-effect has made possible the ultrasonic registration of the flow in blood vessels, because ultrasonic sound is reflected from red moving red blood corpuscles.

Description

The Doppler-effect has made possible the ultrasonic registration of the flow in blood vessels, because ultrasonic sound is reflected from red moving red blood corpuscles. Doppler ultrasonic diagnostics – Doppler flow investigation – has become a very valuable aid particularly in neurology and neurosurgery. The velocity and the direction of the blood flow are shown on a monitor as a visible movement and in shifting colours. The method is frequently used to determine blood pressure in newborn infants and anyone in whom the sounds normally heard are difficult to hear.

Bibliography

  • D. Callagan, T. Rowland, D. Goldman:
    Ultrasonic Doppler observation of the fetal heart.
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, 1964, 23: 637-641.
  • D. E. Strandness Jr, R. D. Schultz, D. S. Sumner, R. F. Rushmer:
    Ultrasonic flow detection. A useful technic in the evaluation of peripheral vascular disease. American Journal of Surgery, New York, 1967, 113: 311-320.
  • L. Pourcelot:
    Clinical applications of Doppler instruments.
    In: P. Perronneau, editor: Ultrasonic velocimetry. Application to blood flow studies in large vessels. Inserm, Paris 1974, 34: 213–240.

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