ON THE ASSESSMENT OF RISK TO ULTRASOUND.

W. D. O'Brien, M. L. Shore, R. K. Fred, W. M. Leach

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Abstract

The uses of ultrasonic energy are rapidly increasing in the healing arts, as well as in scientific, industrial and consumer applications. This increasing use will require an assessment of risks, which will be based on available bio-effect knowledge. The available literature documents a large number of effects which occur as a result of exposure to ultrasound. However, meager information is available on dose quantification for any given biological effect. The knowledge of interactions between ultrasound and biological systems, as well as dosimetry in complex biological materials, requires further improvement and expansion. The quality and quantity of biological effect information which serves as the basis for risk assessment will establish the reliability and adequacy of the risk assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages486-490
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Ultrason Symp, Proc - Boston, Mass
Duration: Oct 4 1972Oct 7 1972

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Ultrason Symp, Proc
CityBoston, Mass
Period10/4/7210/7/72

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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