The convex ultrasound transducer type is also called the curved transducer because the piezoelectric crystal arrangement is curvilinear. moreover, the beam shape is convex (see picture below) and the transducer is good for in-depth examinations.the footprint, frequency, and applications also depend on whether the product is for 2d or 3d imaging.
applications: adult abdomen, pediatric abdomen, ob/gyn, vascular, & nerve
the convex transducer for 2d imaging has a wide footprint and its central frequency is 2.5mhz – 7.5mhz.
you can use it for:
transvaginal and transrectal examinations (micro curved array)
diagnosis of organs
the convex transducer for 3d imaging has a wide field of view and a central frequency of 3.5mhz – 6.5mhz.
you can use it for abdominal examinations.
in addition to the convex transducers, there is a subtype called micro convex.
it has a much smaller footprint and typically, physicians would use it in neonatal and paediatrics applications