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The Twinkling Artifact in Clinical Ultrasound

Miriam Buckley, MD

Fellow, Department of Radiology, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
September 2001

Presented at Imaging and Interventional Rounds,
St. Paul's Hospital,
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
20 minutes duration.


  • Recognize the twinkling artifact in ultrasound
  • Review the physics of the twinkling artifact
  • Understand how to use the twinkling artifact to improve scan interpretation

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