From an historical perspective, ultrasound imaging (USI) has been used for medical purposes since the 1950s. The primary use of USI continues to be for traditional radiological goals, which consider the morphological characteristics and structural integrity of various organs and tissues. However, as the technology has been embraced as a safe, portable, objective, and relatively inexpensive means of examination, the ingenuity and diversity of applications has extended beyond these realms.
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