Nov. 19, 2012
-- At the recent ASUM (Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine) conference in Sydney we had many Sonographers come to our booth and ask
“How can you be sure when you repair a probe it is as good as a new probe?”
This is a very good question and we would like to show you how.
Each probe that is presented to us for repair undergoes extensive testing on our Firstcall testing system. This testing device provides repeatable and quantifiable data required to objectively determine the operational effectiveness of an ultrasound transducer. Each element within the acoustic array of your probe is tested for Element Sensitivity (volts p-p), Capacitance (pF), Pulse width (ns), Pulse Shape, Centre Frequency (MHz) and Fractional Bandwidth (%). These results are then compared to a file of known good results from a new probe. Any discrepancy is then highlighted. This insures a repaired probe is as good as the new probe.
When repairing a probe or purchasing a probe (new, refurbished or second hand) from any supplier, insist on a firstcall report to ensure your probe is functioning correctly.
If you would like more technical information, please contact us by visiting our website at http://www.probelogic.com.au