Applications of Ultrasound

(i) It is used to detect cracks in metal blocks in industries without damaging them.

(ii) It is used in industries to clean ‘hard to reach’ parts of objects such as spiral tubes, odd shaped

machines etc.

(iii) It is used to investigate the internal organs of human body such as liver, gall bladder, kidney

uterus and heart.

(iv) Ecocardiography: These waves are used to reflect the action of heart and its images are

formed. This technique is called echocardiography.

(v) Ultrasonography: The technique of obtaining pictures of internal organs of the body by using

echoes of ultrasound waves is called ultrasonography.

(vi) Ultrasound is used to split tiny stones in kidneys into fine grains.