It’s 9:00 am. The clinic is open and you’ve got a whole list of patients waiting to get an abdominal scan. Your sonographer Karen comes to you only to give you the dreaded news… Your probe has a damaged lens. It’s not usable. You call up the OEM, only to find out that it won’t… Does This Sound Familiar?
The Story of Probelogic’s Success It’s incredible to think that 14 years ago, which has gone by in the blink of an eye, Probelogic was created. It was created out of a need to give people an affordable alternative for when their Ultrasound transducer failed. On that time the only option was to purchase a… From Strength To Strength [Infographics]
Once repaired, ultrasound probes typically are sent via plane back to the customer. At times there has been concerns that this plane trip can cause issues with oil filled cavity probes such as TEE or some 3D/4D probes. ProbeLogic now have a vacuum chamber suitable to simulate the pressures on board the plane. All probes… Testing probes for their plane trip back to site
This is a GE 6Tc probe that we had in for repair. The articulation wire had broken resulting in no movement in one direction when the articulation wire was moved. When the bending rubber was removed you can see the wire has snapped and frayed. The concern with this type of damage is if a… How does it look like when an articulation wire breaks in a TOE/TEE probe?
This short video shows one way to identify where the electrical leakage ‘leak’ exists on a faulty ultrasound probe. In our case it is easy to see but sometimes a visual inspection will not reveal the location and this analysis is required. The tester used is the BCbiomedical ULT2020
This is a tiny little hole in the bending rubber section of a TOE/TEE probe. Even under a microscope it is still such a tiny hole, However this tiny hole allows fluid into the probe and this is the results in a stunningly short period of time: What a mess. Do you electrical… Just a tiny hole in a TEE /TOE probe bending rubber – Such a mess inside
You have probably heard us speak of a matching layer between the acoustic array and the lens of the probe. What is this mysterious layer? The matching layer helps to couple the acoustic impedance of the lens material with the acoustic impedance of the array itself. This avoids unnecessary reflections at this mismatched impedence boundary…. What is a matching layer?
When water enters the tip of a TOE/TEE probe, usually through a hole in the bending rubber it causes short circuits between elements. This causes several strange artifacts and image degradation. It can clearly be seen as an increase in capacitance on the electro-acoustic test. ProbeLogic can restore a probe suffering from these faults to… What happens when water gets in the TIP of a TEE/TOE probe?
Here is another example of fluid under the lens of a probe. This time a GE M3S probe. If you have any doubt as to whether there is a ‘leak’ in your lens. Let us know!
This is an interesting problem. Unless you check very closely it is actually quite difficult to see with the naked eye but the probe has a lot of cracking on the insertion tube near the bending bead. This really does highlight the need to do electrical leakage testing on your transducers.