The ultrasonic microscope has an ultrasonic transmitter (1) with which ultrasonic waves can be coupled into the specimen body (7) and an ultrasonic detector (13) on the other side of the body for detecting ultrasonic waves coupled into the body. The detector can be positioned wrt. the body. A central unit (9) stores and processes the amplitudes of the waves coupled into the body and the amplitudes of the detected waves for a sequence of positions. The ultrasonic waves can be coupled in pointwise depending on the size of the body. The transmitter and detector can be independently positioned on the body. A reconstruction unit generates at least one image of the interior region of the specimen body from the ultrasonic amplitude detected for several transmission positions. ADVANTAGE - Also enables information about spatially limited regions inside body of specimen to be determined.
DE 1997-19729280 A: 19970709