Multi-Medix is delighted that new research has been published in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Vol. 43, No. 12. – Blinded Comparison Between an In-Air Reverberation Method and an Electronic Probe Tester in the Detection of Ultrasound Probe Faults, by NJ Dudley and DJ Woolley.
The aim of this study was to perform a blinded trial, comparing the results of a visual inspection of the in-air reverberation pattern with the results of an electronic probe tester in detecting ultrasound probe faults. Sixty-two probes were tested. A total of 28 faults were found, 3 only by in-air reverberation assessment and 2 only by the electronic probe tester. The electronic probe tester provided additional information regarding the location
of the fault in 74% of the cases in which both methods detected a fault. It is possible to detect the majority of probe faults by visual inspection and in-air reverberation assessment. The latter provides an excellent firstline test, easily performed on a daily basis by equipment users. An electronic probe tester is required if detailed evaluation of faults is necessary.
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