Beam nonuniformity ratio | definition of beam nonuniformity ratio by Medical dictionary
beam nonuniformity ratio
beam nonuniformity ratio,
A measure of the homogeneity of a therapeutic ultrasound wave, expressed as a ratio between the ultrasound unit's average intensity (the metered output) and the peak intensity within the output wave. A completely homogeneous wave is represented by a 1:1 BNR.
CAUTION!FDA regulations require that the BNR be clearly labeled on therapeutic ultrasound units. A BNR of greater than 8:1 is considered to be potentially harmful.