PRLog - March 13, 2014 - PERTH, Australia -- We have had many transducers arrive at our repair centre recently with severe corrosion inside the connector. Operators claim there is no way they have submerged the connector in the cleaning fluid. We decided to try and solve the mystery of how water was entering the connector and were suprised with the findings.
When you clean an ultrasound transducer using any fluid based technique and hang the probe for drying, the fluid on the surface of the probe and cable tends to run down the cable and over the connector. If the water takes the wrong path it can enter the joins in the casing of the connector and cause catastrophic corrosion within the connector assembly.
We recommend operators wrap an absorbent material around the cable just before the connector to ensure no fluid can reach the connector assembly. Alternatively, ask us about our AbsorbaTRON!
See our timelapse video below which shows how fluid can easily enter the connector.
Probelogic was founded in 2002 to meet the growing demand for better cost efficiencies in the diagnostic imaging sectors, of the Australasian healthcare environment.
Approximately 25% of transducers in clinical use, have some type of undetected fault or performance inhibiting structural defect.
Approximately 2 out of 3 transducers previously thought to be 'faulty', can be successfully repaired and returned to service.
Previously, the only option for the operators of diagnostic ultrasound equipment was to purchase a NEW transducer from the equipment manufacturer.
The average cost of Probelogic transducer repairs are only a fraction of the cost of a NEW transducer.
With over 80 years total experience in the field of medical diagnostic ultrasound and biomedical engineering, Probelogic's professional team will ensure the delivery of cost effective solutions to diagnostic ultrasound service providers.
Our focus is the provision of premium quality repairs and excellent customer service.
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