doppler sonography/ultrasonography (DUS)

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A diagnostic instrument that emits an ultrasonic beam into the body, based on the principle of doppler effect.

Doppler ultrasound:

Color doppler ultrasound:

  • allows red & blue colors to be superimposed on the standard grayscale images

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  1. Stedman's Medical Dictionary 27th ed, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1999.
  2. Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 4th edition, KL Moore & AF Dalley (eds), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 1999.