Transducer frequency considerations in intraoperative US of the spine

G. A W Gooding, M. S. Berger, G. D. Linkowski, W. P. Dillon, P. R. Weinstein, J. E. Boggan

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To determine the effect of transducer frequency, we used intraoperative spinal ultrasound to study 15 patients. All patients but one had spinal stenosis and/or disk disease affecting the cervical cord (n = 5), the thoracic cord (n = 1), or the lumbosacral area (n = 8). One patient had an arteriovenous malformation of the cervical cord. Both 5-MHz and 10-MHz transducers were used in one patient; a transducer with the option of 3.5, 5, or 7.5 MHz was used in ten; and a 10-MHz transducer was used in four. We found that, intraoperatively, 10-MHz transducers currently produce the most detailed images of the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-273
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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