The Importance of Electrical Leakage Testing Before Cleaning Ultrasound Probes: A Cautionary Tale Ultrasound technology plays an indispensable role in modern medicine, from prenatal evaluations to complex cardiac diagnoses. As with all medical instruments, proper care and maintenance of ultrasound probes are paramount for both patient safety and optimal device performance. In this piece, … Read more
because ultrasound gel works its way into everything!
Did you know that even a minor drop can permanently warp the casing protecting your probe head? An unknown but significant risk of falls in ultrasound transducers is the force of being dropped distorting the plastic of your probe case which in turn can lead to the seams of the casing separating. This can pose … Read more
This is why you should never EVER wrap your probes in anything that has not been approved for use with your exact probe model.
Have you ever seen anything like this before? It’s never a good sign when you see water leaking out of a customers probe before you even have a chance to open it up! Unfortunately, this C5-1 has been exposed to fluid which has penetrated into the transducer body. While we can only speculate, it is … Read more
One life lost every 12 minutes. This is the distressing reality of heart disease in Australia. One in four overall deaths are attributed to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), to which men are 40% more likely to die than women. As you read this, three quarters of our population are in danger of developing heart disease, despite … Read more
Have you been eggs-periencing interference on your ultrasound images? We’d be egg-static to help out! ProbeLogic is here with all your ultrasound solutions, whether it be repairs, service contracts, lab opportunities, cost-saving consultations, or simply egg-cellent advice! Please note: we will be closed from the 15th-18th and back again first thing Tuesday morning. From all … Read more
In the fourth and final part of this series, we will discuss the importance of manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines, and whether these will have a tangible effect on the longevity and quality of your probe’s imaging capabilities. If you have not read the previous instalment on alcohol damage, you can find that here. So, in regard … Read more
This is the third instalment in a 4-part series. If you haven’t read the previous post, you can find that here. Picture this; you’ve just completed your 11th scan for the day and your last patient was an absolute nightmare. Your shoulders are stiff, your wrist is sore & you want nothing more than to … Read more
For the second instalment of this series, we will run through the most common mistakes we see customers make when cleaning their probes, and the damage this can result in. If you haven’t read the first part yet, you can find it here. So, what classifies as cleaning? According to the Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound … Read more