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1 in 3 Probes in Clinical Use Defective

Newly published original research has shown that more than 1 in 3 Probes in clinical use are potentially defective.

‘A multicentre survey of the condition of ultrasound probes’ by N Dudley and D Woolley is featured in the lasted edition of ‘Ultrasound’, the British Medical Ultrasound Society journal.

The survey covered 12 sites in the UK, and assessed the condition of 219 probes; results showing that 13% of probes were defective and required immediate removal from use, and another 25% had defects which required further action.

The simple tests deployed in the survey demonstrate that over 90% of probe faults can easily be identified, and assist in compliance with regulations, national standards and professional guidelines; as well as reducing risk to patients.

Multi-Medix can support ultrasound departments with its range of services, including;

  • Quality Assurance
  • Probe Repairs – on average 70% cheaper than a replacement
  • Probe Sales – on average offers a saving of 30% on direct OEM replacement
  • Probe Test & Validation
  • System & Probe Inspections
  • Specialist Test Equipment

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