Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Cardiac anatomy as seen transthoracic echocardiography



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The medical imaging portion of the sound spectrum begins in the megahertz range, well above the maximum audible frequency of 15 kilohertz. In the 2 to 7 megahertz range used by ultrasound imaging, the wavelength of the acoustic pulses are less than a millimeter and are therefore capable of resolving fine anatomic structures.

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