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H6. Medical Diagnosis Tools

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Physics Topics Human Applications Student Guide Details
How can we use sound to "see" inside ourselves?
echolocation
Ultrasound Technology
Do muscle, fat, and bone sound the same?
bulk modulus, acoustic impedence,
sound speed in tissue, tissue interfaces
How can the body make sound bend?
laws of reflection and refraction, reflection & transmission coefficients
Ultrasound technology
Give me an A(-scan). Give a B-(scan). What does that spell?
apply reflection & transmission of sound
A-scans and B-scans in ultrasound technology
How can you turn a C into a B?
Doppler Effect
Ultrasound Technology
Just how fast is your blood traveling?
Doppler effect application
Doppler Ultrasound Technology
Measuring Electrical Properties of the Body
apply electric potential concept
EKG, cardiology
The Electrical Potentials of the Heart
application of electrical potential
EKG, cardiology
Magnetic Fields and Forces
describe magnetic fields in permanent mag. materials
describe fields produced by current loops
define magnetic force on a charge
MRI


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