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Pulse-Echo Transducer Standardization
Author(s): Kenneth Erikson
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Paper Abstract

The Standards Committee of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine uum and the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) cosponsored a meeting on Pulse-Echo Ultrasonic Transducer Characterization at the NBS in Gaithersberg,Maryland, June 16, 1977. More than 100 people from both the medical ultrasound and non-destructive testing communities attended. Initiation of work on a standard for these transducers was the purpose of the meeting. A morning session of invited and contributed papers was followed by the organizational meeting of the ALUM Subcommittee on Pulse-Echo Transducer Characterization. The purpose of this paper is to discuss standardization problems of the transducer, a vitally important and often neglected portion of a diagnostic ultrasound system. A brief summary of the ideas discussed that day and the direction chosen by the committee is included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1977
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0127, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI, (27 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955946
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Kenneth Erikson, A North American Philips Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0127:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VI
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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