Piezoelectric elements form an essential component in medical diagnostics. Medical Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body. Medical professionals use medical ultrasound to view internal organs and during pregnancy to view the fetus. CTS provides both monolithic and composite piezoelectric elements used in medical ultrasound applications.
Our materials enable 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional and 4 dimensional imaging as well as catheter based IVUS imaging. CTS’ 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 piezo elements are supplied to every major medical ultrasound OEM worldwide.
CTS is also the largest manufacturer of single crystal materials globally for 3 dimensional and 4 dimensional ultrasound.