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    Default Understanding two ultrasound-related phrases

    Hello everybody,

    Could anyone help me to understand the missing parts in the following sentences?

    Here is what I hear:

    1. "The responsiveness of ultrasound was tested in patients (naive???) of biological treatment."

    After some research, I found that it could be "naive to biological treatment". But then what does it mean? That the patients are not told, or are not aware they are being treated?

    2. "We are not limited by the acoustic window like by ultrasound. We can see the bone of a (tree? three?) under (other?) (than?) 60 degrees."

    Anyway, thank you very much in advance for your help.
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    Default Re: Understanding two ultrasound-related phrases

    I can see why you are having problems making things out. The speaker has a pretty thick accent.

    In the first example she says "naive of". I think this unnatural and prefer naive to. In any case, this medical jargon use of naive just means that the patient has no prior experience of the thing referred to.

    In the second she says "We can see the bone over three hundred and sixty degrees."

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    Default Re: Understanding two ultrasound-related phrases

    Thank you so much for your invaluable (?) help, probus.

    It's interesting that you think I have problems because of her thick accent, I think, as it is just because of her accent that I can understand most of what she says. I must admit that it's much easier for me, as a non-English speaker, to understand someone with such an accent (although I obviously misunderstood these parts).

    No offense, it's easier because I must have a similar accent myself.

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    Default Re: Understanding two ultrasound-related phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    In the second she says "We can see the bone over three hundred and sixty degrees."
    I listened to that half a dozen times and couldn't get it. I was only after I read your post that I (just about) managed to make it out.

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