Word of the Day – Anisotropy

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute - Word of the Day


AnisotropyAnistropy is a common artifact seen in musculoskeletal ultrasound that occurs when the ultrasound beam encounters a structure at a non-perpendicular angle. The artifact results with a loss of echogenicity in structure. We see anisotropy more commonly in tendons and ligaments, but it also occurs in muscle and nerves to a lesser extent.
To learn more about Anisotropy, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming emergency hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

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