Ultrasound and the Future of Anaesthesia

  • Celeste Quan
Keywords: ultrasound, anaesthesia


Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing (20 kilohertz). Medical ultrasound utilizes sound waves with a frequency of 1-18 Megahertz. In the last decade or so, there has been an exponential increase in the use of ultrasound technology in the medical field, outside the realm of radiologists.

Author Biography

Celeste Quan
University of the Witwatersrand
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