Thursday, 3 November 2016

                                                   ULTRASOUND PROBE DAMAGES AND OUT COMES






LIST OF SOME PHYSICAL ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER PROBLEMS
  • CABLE BREAK
  • LAYER DAMAGE
  • AIR BUBBLE
  • CRYSTAL DAMAGE
PROBE WITH CABLE BREAK AND RESULT
  • If you have deal with a broken probe cable,it causes frustrating problems like color noise in the ultrasound image.
  • This has a direct effect on the quality of care you provide to your patients.
  • Usually identify a broken probe cable with ease by visually inspecting it.
  • Broken cable due to normal wear and tear.

CABLE BREAK ULTRASOUND PROBE
 
ULTRASOUND IMAGE
PROBE WITH LAYER DAMAGE AND RESULT
  • Commonly due to a hole in the lens.
  • Caused by a hit with another object or the floor.
  • It can also be caused by wear and tear of the wires or a cut of the wire by a sharp object.
LAYER DAMAGED ULTRASOUND PROBE
ULTRASOUND IMAGE

PROBE WITH AIR BUBBLE AND RESULT
  • This is also happening due to the improper cleaning and repeated use.
  • This may leads to delamination and will not get ultrasound image.
  • Eliminating air between the transducer and the patients skin allows for better imaging.
PRESENCE OF AIR BUBBLE

ULTRASOUND IMAGE

PROBE WITH DEAD CRYSTALS AND RESULT

  • Crystal damage occurs when the probe is not disinfected properly or when it is dropped.
  • Array damage can often be avoided with proper probe care or handling.
  • Crystal damage causes large dropouts while scanning and or color noise,lowering the overall quality of your ultrasound image.

CRYSTAL DAMAGED ULTRASOUND PROBE


ULTRASOUND IMAGE




                                                                     



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