Category Archives: Radiology

Transducers Free of Crystals to Make Ultrasound Radically Cheaper

Contemporary ultrasound scanners have piezoelectric crystals inside that are able to generate an electric charge when they’re struck by ultrasonic vibrations. These crystals are really the heart of ultrasound devices, but they’re difficult and expensive to grow. The costs associated with running specialty factories to make crystals is a big reason why ultrasound devices are … Continue reading