Doppler

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Dopp·ler

(dop'lĕr),
Johann Christian, Austrian mathematician and physicist, 1803-1853. See: Doppler echocardiography, Doppler effect, Doppler phenomenon, Doppler shift, Doppler ultrasonography.

Dop·pler

(dop'lĕr),
A diagnostic instrument that emits an ultrasonic beam into the body; the ultrasound reflected from moving structures changes its frequency (Doppler effect). Of diagnostic value in peripheral vascular and cardiac disease.

Dop·pler

(dop'lĕr)
A diagnostic instrument that emits an ultrasonic beam into the body; the ultrasound reflected from moving structures changes its frequency (Doppler effect). Of diagnostic value in peripheral vascular and cardiac disease.

Doppler

The Doppler effect refers to the apparent change in frequency of sound wave echoes returning to a stationary source from a moving target. If the object is moving toward the source, the frequency increases; if the object is moving away, the frequency decreases. The size of this frequency shift can be used to compute the object's speed—be it a car on the road or blood in an artery. The Doppler effect holds true for all types of radiation, not just sound.
Mentioned in: Abdominal Ultrasound