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# How is trigonometry used in ultra sounds?

Updated: 10/23/2022

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The computer processor in the ultrasound machine calculates the angle at which the sound beam left the probe and the angle and speed at which the beam is reflected back at the probe. From this the depth of the reflecting tissue and the shape can be determined based upon simple triagulation, which is a trignometric calculation.

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