Ultrasound: Image Acquisition

Authors: James Connolly, John Sloan, Heather Venables / Editor: John Sloan / Reviewer: Isabelle Hancock, Hamza Shaikh / Codes: / Published: 12/02/2021


  • Ultrasound: Indications
  • Ultrasound: Physics

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Evaluate various patient entry methods
  • Use key controls to achieve an optimal image
  • Explain how common artefacts occur
  • Employ artefacts to enhance imaging

Useful resources

  1. Further information on Ultrasound Training from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  2. Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties, Third edition. The Royal College of Radiologists. 2017. BFCR(17)3.
  3. Dr Balint Botz, Dr Ayush Goel et al. Ultrasound artifacts. Radiopaedia.
  4. Feldman MK, Katyal S, Blackwood MS. US artifacts. Radiographics. 2009 Jul-Aug;29(4):1179-89.


  1. Jagan Reddy says:

    Help in understanding the basics to familiarise the probes, techniques and artefacts

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