CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ultrasound Int Open 2020; 06(01): E14-E24
DOI: 10.1055/a-1223-1134
Review

Ultrasound Image Optimization (“Knobology”): B-Mode

David Zander
1   Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
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1   Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg Medical School, Heidelberg, Germany
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Beatrice Hoffmann
2   Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston, United States
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3   Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
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Yi Dong
4   Ultrasound Department, Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Adrian Lim
5   Imaging Department, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Christian Jenssen
6   Klinik für Innere Medizin, Krankenhaus Märkisch-Oderland GmbH, Strausberg and Brandenburg Insitute for Clinical Ultrasound at Medical University Brandenburg, Neuruppin, Germany
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Axel Löwe
7   Department of General Internal Medicine, Hirslanden Clinics Beau Site, Salem and Permanence, Switzerland
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Jonas B.H. Koch
7   Department of General Internal Medicine, Hirslanden Clinics Beau Site, Salem and Permanence, Switzerland
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Christoph F. Dietrich
7   Department of General Internal Medicine, Hirslanden Clinics Beau Site, Salem and Permanence, Switzerland
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Abstract

Ultrasound is a ubiquitous and indispensable diagnostic and therapeutic tool in medicine. Due to modern equipment and automatic image optimization, the introduction of ultrasound imaging currently requires only little technical and physical knowledge. However, in-depth knowledge of the device functions and underlying mechanisms is essential for optimal image adjustment and documentation. From a medical as well as an aesthetic point of view, the goal should always be to achieve the best possible image quality. The first part of this article provides an overview of the handling of ultrasound systems, fundamental adjustments, and their optimization in B-mode ultrasound.



Publication History

Received: 16 October 2019
Received: 13 July 2020

Accepted: 16 July 2020

Article published online:
31 August 2020

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