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Acuson/Siemens V5Ms Cardiac Phased array probe image degradation

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

Before and after recoating and relabeling of a TEE insertion tube

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

Frightening! – TEE probe with fine wire protruding

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

How do you know you’re getting diagnostic results from your probe?

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?