25 Slideshows, Studies and Infographics to Learn About Ultrasound Technology

The following 25 slideshows, studies and infographics focus on new information about ultrasound technology, ways to learn about ultrasound technology, and how to gain a foothold in studying for an ultrasound technology career. You might also take a look at videos available at YouTube (link leads to a search for “learn ultrasound technology”), which also present various ways to use ultrasound. Although most slideshows and videos seem to focus on fetal growth, we included only a small sampling of those learning tools, trying to span the growth of ultrasound technology as a broader tool for healthier living.

The following list is categorized and listed in no particular order within those categories.

Slideshows

  1. Basic Thyroid Ultrasound TechnologyBasic Thyroid Ultrasound Technology: Abel Alfonso, DO and endrocinologist, share a slide show about thyroid ultrasound technology at SlideWorld.
  2. Ultrasound Imaging of Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis: This comprehensive slideshow includes a study as well as one show that focuses on Rheumatoid arthritis and another show that focuses on exercises for individuals who suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Definition of Doppler ultrasound: MedicineNet.com offers a comprehensive overview of Doppler ultrasound in print as well as through tools such as three slideshows, including a heart disease slideshow, 15 tips on how to avoid heart disease slideshow and a heart-healthy foods slideshow.
  4. Routine Ultrasound in Acute Retention of Urine: This slideshow was prepared by individuals at the Urology Unit, Surgical Department of the Salmaniya Medical Complix.
  5. Abdominal Ultrasound: This YouTube video is a slideshow about abdominal ultrasound, based upon a lecture and geared toward students (no sound).
  6. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Hypovolemia and Volume Responsiveness: Dr. S. Patrick Bender and the University of Vermont offer this YouTube slideshow lecture (no sound).
  7. 3D Ultrasound Scan Photos Slide Show: Take your pick of at least ten slide shows that profile various fetal, trimester and other reproductive elements offered by Dr. Najeeb Layyous in Jordan.
  8. Slide show: Fetal ultrasound: The Mayo Clinic offers a slideshow marketed to women who are newly pregnant. This show features real fetal ultrasound images as well as tips for understanding the images.
  9. Fetal Development Pictures Slideshow: Month by Month: MedicineNet.com provides a slideshow that shows fetal development month by month in 14 slides.
  10. Just the Facts: This site contains several slide shows and video clips geared toward the newly-pregnant mother and for teachers. Topics range from normal pregnancies to fetal surgery and other topics. The information is available in seven languages and includes ultrasound images.

Studies

  1. UltrasoundUltrasound Technology and Second Language Acquisition Research [PDF]: Ian Wilson and Bryan Gick from the University of Aizu and University of British Columbia, respectively, review ultrasound imaging as a method of direct visual feedback for learners and researchers interested in observing differences in articulation of sounds within and across languages.
  2. The Dangers of Prenatal Ultrasound: This article is offered by Judie C. Snelson and The Center for Unhindered Living, and argues that no studies have been done which prove the safety of ultrasound devices, and that the American Medical Association recommends against unnecessary exposure.
  3. Ultrasound Imaging More Portable, Affordable with USB-Based Probes [PDF]: Dr. William D. Richard and David Zar provide information about how to reach remote and poor regions of the world with new ultrasound technologies that run on laptops and small PCs.
  4. Fruits of a Creative Mind: A Clearer Picture: This article explores the contributions made by Dr. James Greenleaf, Mayo Clinic scientist and director of the Ultrasound Research Laboratory, including his novel ultrasound treatments, and biotechnology that produces clear images, some in 3D, of tiny structures deep within the body.
  5. New Technology Promises Compact High-Intensity Therapeutic Ultrasound: Basic ultrasound transducer hardware has not changed much in the past 50 years. Learn how this third-year PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University changed that history.
  6. Research Continues on Automated Breast Ultrasound Technology: A clinical research study is now in progress that will help determine if the use of 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound technology (ABUS), if used in combination with routine mammograms, can detect breast cancer more accurately in women with dense breast tissue than routine mammograms alone.
  7. How to Scan the Shoulder with Ultrasound: Dr. Levon Nazarian at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia performs a musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound exam of a patient’s rotator cuff in this video.
  8. Teaching Veterinary Radiology and Diagnostic Ultrasound at a Distance: Using a QTVR Image Database [PDF]: This study shows an innovative use of Quicktime Virtual Reality (QTVR) for display and manipulation of veterinary radiographs and ultrasound images, within a database developed for use in the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging unit of the Master of Veterinary Studies at Murdoch University in Australia.
  9. 3D Ultrasound Tracking of the Left Ventricles Using One-Step Forward Prediction and Data Fusion of Collaborative Trackers [PDF]: This paper proposes a novel one-step forward prediction to generate the motion prior using motion manifold learning, and introduce two collaborative trackers to achieve both temporal consistency and failure recovery with 3D Echocardiography.
  10. Indirect Low-Intensity Ultrasonic Stimulation for Tissue Engineering: According to this study, LIUS (Low Intensity UltraSound) has been used to enhance bone healing, repair of damaged muscle, and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts or chondrocytes.

Infographics

Few infographics focus on ultrasound. That said, the following choices focus on health education and technologies in general.

  1. EMR by the NumbersEMR by the Numbers – A Video Infographic: This video infographic explains changes in healthcare records and GE’s solution for an integrated system for medical records.
  2. Where are the Top Colleges in the World Located? This infographic defines the best colleges by degrees. Depending upon your focus, ultrasound technology would fit under either engineering/IT or life sciences/biomedicine.
  3. Education And The Future of Technology: This video infographic focuses on a wide range of technology and explains what the future holds for students who are interested in studying technologies.
  4. Graduate Level Degrees: Prestigious, International and Online: This infographic looks at how traditional brick-and-mortar universities now make a credible graduate-level education available online. Learn more about what type of degree you might want for an ultrasound technology career.
  5. Medical Career Salaries: A look at various medical fields and what they offer to professionals today. While ultrasound technicians are not included here, salary levels for that career, depending upon degree and location, fall between the bachelor and doctorate degrees for any one of the top three professions shown here.

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