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March 1968


Author Affiliations

Ultrasonic Standards Committee

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(3):360. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040362038

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To the Editor.  —In order to reduce the confusion developing in the field a group of researchers working in ultrasound in ophthalmology met recently to standardize terminology. Present were Drs. Ballen, Baum, Bronson, Coleman, Curtin, Gitter, Passmore, Penner, and Sarin. Also represented by ballot were other workers in the United States and abroad.This committee recommends the following:

  1. Time Amplitude Ultrasonography (TAU) in place of A scan or A mode.

  2. Scanned Intensity Modulated Ultrasonography (SIMU) in place of B scan or B mode.

  3. Transmitter Pulse in place of initial echo, crystal artifact, etc.

  4. Depth rather than range.

  5. Sensitivity describing overall system response, including transducers. Also to be for the control which varies this.

  6. Ultrasonogram rather than echogram.

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