Have you got broken ultrasound probes? And do you want to fix them or make sure that they will not break again?
Transducers for ultrasound machines are, without a doubt, a vital part of a fully functional ultrasound unit. In the following post, we will map common probe failures due to a misusage, along with pictures and descriptions of the failure and defects.
You might be able to fix the probe yourself. If not, our team of specialists is ready to help you in case you need it.
At LBN Medical we can repair broken ultrasound probes and also provide you with new ones.
First of all, you should remember that you have to handle ultrasound transducers with a certain care to ensure that they will keep working at their best. You should consider a set of precautions when working with the probes. Such as putting protective bags around the transducer head, or attaching safety-wires to the probe to avoid dropping it on the floor.
There are some precautions you should not only consider but strictly follow – never use disinfectant fluids containing alcohol, as they will dry out the lens of the probe.
Moreover, never bend and twist the cable, as there are 128-320 small wires and each has a connection to a crystal. If these wires tear up, the signal will greatly reduce or even completely disappear.
And remember, rough and careless treatment of equipment is never covered by any warranty.
Broken Ultrasound Probes
In the table below, you can see examples of the most common defects:
Have you learned more about broken ultrasound probes and how to prevent their defects?
Please notice, the explanations for the broken ultrasound probes are not 100% the causes that we have listed.
This is a list that our technical department has provided us with. It contains the defects they commonly see on probes and a logical explanation of why they have appeared.
We always recommend treating your transducers with care. Moreover, we encourage you to only use them the way the manufacturer of the transducer proposes.
Finally, would you like to find out what kind of ultrasound probes are on the market?
Read our blog post about ultrasound transducer types and how to select the right transducer.