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Descriptor in English: Ultrasonics
Descriptor in Spanish: Ultrasonido
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ultrassom
Descriptor in French: Science des ultrasons
Entry term(s): Ultrasonic
Tree number(s): H01.671.031.849
Scope note: A subfield of acoustics dealing in the radio frequency range higher than acoustic SOUND waves (approximately above 20 kilohertz). Ultrasonic radiation is used therapeutically (DIATHERMY and ULTRASONIC THERAPY) to generate HEAT and to selectively destroy tissues. It is also used in diagnostics, for example, ULTRASONOGRAPHY; ECHOENCEPHALOGRAPHY; and ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, to visually display echoes received from irradiated tissues.
Annotation: the discipline (education, history, etc.) only; use ULTRASONOGRAPHY or ULTRASONIC THERAPY or specifics for diagnostic or therapeutic use of ULTRASONIC WAVES
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
See also the descriptors: Ultrasonic Waves MeSH
DeCS UI: 14864
Descriptor UI: D014465
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/03/17
Ultrasonics - Preferred
Concept UI M0022238
Scope note A subfield of acoustics dealing in the radio frequency range higher than acoustic SOUND waves (approximately above 20 kilohertz). Ultrasonic radiation is used therapeutically (DIATHERMY and ULTRASONIC THERAPY) to generate HEAT and to selectively destroy tissues. It is also used in diagnostics, for example, ULTRASONOGRAPHY; ECHOENCEPHALOGRAPHY; and ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, to visually display echoes received from irradiated tissues.
Preferred term Ultrasonics
Entry term(s) Ultrasonic



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