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1. (WO2013162153) ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER, ULTRASONIC PROBE, AND ULTRASOUND IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/162153    International Application No.:    PCT/KR2012/011554
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 28 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: G01N 29/24
A61B 8/00
H04R 17/00
Applicants: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Inventors: KO, Hyun-phill
LEE, Jong-mock
Title: ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER, ULTRASONIC PROBE, AND ULTRASOUND IMAGE DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS
Abstract:
An ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic probe, and an ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus include a plurality of piezoelectric elements arranged in at least one column; individual electrodes provided on at least one surface of top and bottom surfaces of each of the piezoelectric elements; side electrodes extending toward one side surfaces of the piezoelectric elements from the individual electrodes; and a side electrode substrate including wiring lines that are bonded to the one side surfaces of the piezoelectric elements and are electrically connected to the side electrodes, respectively.