8th July 2014

Jun 24, 2016

Ultrasound imaging technology relies on sound to image structures, enabling penetrance into opaque tissue. It can also be applied in biometry by measuring the length of time it takes for the sound signal to bounce back to estimate the depth of a structure. Thus, ultrasounds have some important applications in optometric practice. This lecture will cover the basic of ultrasound and the different types of ultrasound instruments available for clinical usage and their clinical indication. Interpretation of ultrasound image and identification of different lesions/ocular structures that may be encountered with the ultrasound will also be covered, including iris nodules and posterior eye lesions.