Piezoelectric elements form an essential component in medical diagnostics. Medical ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body. Medical professionals use ultrasound imaging to view internal organs and fetuses during pregnancy. We provide both monolithic and composite piezoelectric elements used in medical ultrasound applications.
Our materials enable 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging as well as catheter based intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. Our materials have set the industry standard for ultrasound imaging applications based on their high dielectric constant, ease of machining allowing fine pitch patterns and the material strength allowing the ability to produce long linear arrays. These piezoelectric elements are supplied to every major medical ultrasound original equipment manufacturer (OEM) worldwide.
CTS recommends material types 3203HD, 3241HD, and 3257HD for traditional medical ultrasound applications.
CTS is also the largest manufacturer of single crystal materials globally for 3 dimensional and 4 dimensional ultrasound.