Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Ultrasound: artifacts

Contributor(s): Alison King (nee Dickie), Fraser J McConnell, Chris Whitton

Mirror artifact

  • Reflection of sound waves at a strong reflective interface can result in the appearance of a mirror image of the object under examination on the far side of the interface. 
  • The classical example of this is the mirror image artifact of the liver seen on the far side of the diaphragm.

This should not be mistaken for a ruptured diaphragm.

Acoustic shadow

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Acoustic enhancement

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Slice width artifact

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Reverberation artifact

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Side lobe artifact

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