Some B&K probes should be fully water proof even on the connector (with connector sealing plate installed). You should be pressurizing the probe and checking for leaks in a water bath. This is what it will look like if you find a leak!
Are you a small ultrasound practice and you don’t have a digital repository for your images? Ultrasound systems are not designed to be used as digital archiving devices. Remember to backup your patient studies. Alternately, talk to us today about affordable ways you can download your images to a PC for safe reliable storage.
Currently we have a probe in our laboratory for investigation. It is a Siemens/Acuson V5Ms TOE/TEE probe in which the customer was complaining about poor image quality. Our acoustic report suggests the probe has approximately 10% of elements non firing as can be seen in the image below The issue is almost certainly caused… Acuson/Siemens V5Ms Cardiac Phased array probe image degradation
What happens when Cidex or other Fluids get into a probe connector? Check out the pics. This is an Philips X7-2t TOE probe. ProbeLogic can fully repair and restore even damage to this level.
This video shows the air under the lens of a particularly grubby Philips S7-2t transesophageal echocardiogram (TOE/TEE) probe as it rotates. The air results in poor image quality. If you have one of these, check it for air and let us know if you have any problems at www.probelogic.com.au
We recieved a GE 6VT 3d TOE/TEE probe in for repair and it had severe insertion tube damage as can be seen below. After the ProbeLogic Recoat/Relabel process the probe is back to new condition Check your probes and let us know if we can assist you in bringing your probe back to new condition… Before and after recoating and relabeling of a TEE insertion tube
Today’s post is a frightening one. We received a TEE/TOE probe in for repair. Protruding from the side of the bending rubber section was a very fine piece of stainless steel wire which had broken away from the articulation wires. The thought of this being inserted into somebody’s esophagus with this protruding from the side… Frightening! – TEE probe with fine wire protruding
We currently have a probe in the lab for poor imaging. On initial inspection all seemed fairly normal but with a slight separation of the seams of the probe. After removing the covers look at the amount of ultrasound gel and other fluid that has been forced inside the probe. This amount of fluid inside… Probe case seperating? Check out whats inside!
Does you service provider test them? How do they test them? Probably with a tissue equivalent phantom! Tissue equivalent phantom will test: Axial resolution – this is mainly affected by the speed of ultrasound or the pulse width. Lateral resolution – this is mainly affected by the beam width and the processing within the machine…. How do you know you’re getting diagnostic results from your probe?