Monday 30 October 2017


  • Cross contamination is a serious phenomenon in the case of ultrasound sonography.
  • In may cases the ultrasound machines and probes may act as both source and vectors of pathogen, because they come into direct contact with patients and practitioners during scanning procedure.
  • So it is necessary to keep them clean and sterilized
  • Ultrasound wipes are one of the quick and easily usable disinfectant.

The main advantages of disinfecting wipe are :

  1. Easy to use
  2. Do not causing any damage to ultrasound system
  3. Kills all kind of pathogens
  4. Can use without gloves
  5. Do not need any cleaning setup for any disinfection

Widely using ultrasound wipes are :

  • Safe without gloves
  • Tested on all major ultrasound manaufacturers
  • LCD/Touch screen safe
  • Ergonomic package designed specifically for Ultrasound Equipment
  • Ultra-stick grip packaging
  • Won't damage ultrasound probes, transducers or system
  • Large 7x10 wipe size
  • 12 packs per case
Features :

  • Alcohol free wipes
  • Active against bactericidal (incl. MRSA) - yeasticidal - virus-deactivating (HBV, HIV, HCV, Rota, Papova-/Polyoma- and Vaccinia viruses
  • Appearance: clear, colourless solution
  •  pH-value: 6 - 8 
  • Flowpack with 80 wipes (20 x 22 cm)
  • 100 g solution CLEANISEPT® WIPES LIQUID contain as active ingredients: 0.25 g didecyldimethyl ammonium chloride 0.50 g quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl-, chlorides


  • Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria in 15 seconds
  • Disinfects in just 4 minutes
  • Effective on 40 different pathogens
  • Starts killing on contact
  • Cleans AND disinfects in one easy step
  • Will not harm most hard, nonporous surfaces
  • Alcohol, bleach, and solvent free
  • Accepted for use by manufacturers of ultrasound equipment
  • 60 ct Softpack, 6.5" x 6.0" non-abrasive wipes, 12 per box 


Features :

  • Matrix™ Wipes are a Biofilm Removing Detergent Wipe that are ideal for pre-cleaning ultrasound probes used in non-invasive and intra-cavity procedures.
  • Ready to use Biofilm Removing Detergent Wipes 
  • Contain Matrix™ biofilm removing solution (a patented formulation of surfactants specifically designed for removing biological soils and biofilms). 
  • Apetured wipes to ensure sufficient density for removing gross organic soiling. 
  • Conveniently packaged (with an optional wall bracket available)
  • Packsize available: 80 wipes (190x200mm) 

Monday 23 October 2017


  • In the case of ultrasound equipment , electrical safety is the primary consideration for patient's safety.
  • The leakage testers are specially designed to test the electrical safety to all type of diagnostic ultrasound transducers.
  • This equipment measures the capacitive leakage current and the integrity of the outer insulation barrier of the transducer.
  • The available leakage testers are :

BC Group's ULT-2000 series

Features :
  • Large graphic display 
  • Selectable options and parameter setup
  • User-selectable source (challenge) voltage (90 to 275 VAC)
  • User-selectable source (challenge) frequency (50 or 60 Hz)
  • User-selectable test limits by ultrasound transducer manufacturer and model
  • 1% FS measurement accuracy
  • Auto ranging with 10, 250, or 500 mA FS
  • Automatic internal self test 
  • Single button press for full system test
  • Simple PASS / FAIL mode – for non-technical users
  • Analytical mode – for technical users
  • Digital calibration – no pots to turn
  • Battery life display (0 to 100%)
  • Programmable backlight timer
  • Flash-upgradeable firmware
  • RS-232
  • PC software (limit configuration tool)
  • Serial printer output with programmable user header
  • Real time clock

Fluke Biomedical's ULT800
Features :
  • Power: Single 9-volt Alkaline Battery 
  • Number of uses: Approximately 1,000 uses on a single battery 
  • Conductivity: Limit to pass: greater than 133 µA ± 1% 
  • Leakage: Limit to pass: less than 185 µA ± 1% but greater than 20 µA ± 1% 
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.7 x 1.5 inches (17 x 10 x 4 cm) 
  • Weight: 12 ounces (340 grams) 
  • Environmental: Operating 
  • Temperature: 15° to 40° C 
  • Storage Temperature: 15° to 65° C 
  • Relative Humidity: 90% Maximum

Dale Technology's DALE 800B

  • Best for TEE transducer

Features :
  • Tests the upper & lower leakage current limits per ultrasound mfr. specifications 
  • Programmable Test Limits based on ultrasound transducer mfr. & type 
  • Auto ranging for enhanced accuracy over entire range 
  • Range 0.5 to 500 µA 
  • Large graphic display w/ backlight 
  • User-selectable Test Limits 
  • 1% F.S. range accuracy 
  • Press one button for full system test 
  • Selectable Pass/Fail or Numerical Test Results 
  • Flash Programmable, Field Upgradeable 
  • RS232 Interface 
  • Test results printable with optional printer 
  • On-board storage for up to 99 Test Records 
  • Audio-Visual Test Status Notification 
  • Meter mode for extended measurement periods 
  • Custom Limit setting (Included in Software) 
  • Test report function (Included in Software) 
  • Datalog with storage of 99 test records 
  • PC Utility Software for Configuration Setup & Remote Control 
  • Programmable meter timer 
  • Programmable meter source (challenge) voltage and frequency 
  • User-Selectable Challenge (Test) Voltage (90-275 V AC) & Frequency (50 or 60 Hz) 
  • On-Board Clock & Calendar Function for Date/Time Stamp of Test Records

Thursday 5 October 2017


  • Currently ultrasound probe acquisition states are manually controlled by ultrasound sonographer. ome times it can be leads to imaging variations, because he acquisition state at any given time is not repeatable at a later time.
  • The hand held force controlled system is the solution for such problems.
  • The controlling the acuisition state through real time feedback leads to more consistent ultrasound image and safer  medical procedures.
  • It is introduced by Mathew Gilbertson, Brian Anthony and Shih-Yu-Sun of MIT

  • The device consist of an ultrasound probe mounted to a backlash free ball screw actuator and driven by a compact servo motor, maintains a prescribed contact force between the ultrasound probe and the patient’s body.
  • The control system consist of force controller and position controller always maintain the actuator centered within the range of motion ,hence prevent the repeated making and breaking of probe-patient contact.

  • Maintains a constant contact force between the ultrasound probe and patient’s body.
  • Provides controlled acquisition state ,hence improves imaging quality.
  • Easier to control & more user friendly
  • Provides the user with visual and audio feedback, informing them the position, orientation, and contact force of the device.
  • Provides push buttons on the device itself, enabling the user to initiate events (e.g., data recording, zeroing the angle) without needing to interact with a computer; hence users can focus on the device rather than the computer screen.
  • Fits comfortably in an ultrasound technician’s hand

System setup
To watch the working of the system click here

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