Despite today's sophisticated, high-tech systems, ultrasound imaging remains a science built upon the simple sound wave. By beaming high-frequency sound waves into the body, physicians can translate the "echoes" that bounce off body tissues and organs into "sound you can see" - visual images that provide valuable medical information.

In this subunit students get familiar with basic physics concept needed to understand ultrasound imaging.

Student level: 
Lower secondary school level, students of age 11-15
Estimated duration: 
5-6 class periods