Sonography Essay

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In the field of sonography there are many different types of tissues involved. These tissues are specifically determined depending on the type of ultrasound and the area the procedure is being performed. In an ultrasound procedure, an instrument called a transducer sends pulses of sound waves that travel into the body. The tissues, bones and body fluids reflect the sound waves and bounce them back to the transducer which sends to the computer. Moving images are produced from the patterns of the sound waves that show the inside of the organs and the soft tissues. As stated, ultrasound involves many different tissues. The three muscular tissues are most commonly associated with an ultrasound procedure because they line the walls of most…show more content…
Cardiac muscle is found only in the walls of the heart. This muscle is involuntarily contracting to pump blood through the blood vessels. An echocardiogram, or a cardiovascular ultrasound, is a test specifically for diagnoses of the heart. The ultrasound aides the doctors by giving them sight of the heart valves, motion of blood, and other structures of the heart (MedlinePlus). The third muscle tissue involved in sonography is the skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle is attached to the skeleton and produces movement. Skeletal muscle tissues can be found all over the body explaining why they are responsible for about all body movement (“Muscles- Skeletal, Smooth and Cardiac”). Skeletal muscle are mainly viewed through ultrasound when involving injuries to the tissues. In addition to the three muscle tissues, ultrasound involves dense connective tissues. These tissues are found in the tendons and ligaments which give the body strength and support. “Healthy tendons and ligaments contain high levels of collagen with a structured orientation, which gives rise to their characteristic normal imaging appearances as well as causing particular imaging artefacts.” Ultrasound can pick up any changes to these tendons and ligaments given their characteristics (Hodgson, O’Connor, and
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