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Figure5.7 Fetal ultrasound image. (CourtesyofSiemensHealthcare,Ultrasound)
Figure5.8 Ultrasound image of a fetus with Doppler false color. (CourtesyofSiemens
This flow information helps early diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities. Motion of
the heart muscle itself can be measured and viewed as a real-time movie. All these
techniques can also be applied to people and animals.
The traditional approach to underwater acoustic imaging requires active
“illumination” of the scene or object of interest. Sonar imaging begins with directed
acoustic energy in the form of a staccato burst of pulses generated by the imaging
system. This is the same approach we use for underwater optical imaging, where
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