Protecting Your Ultrasound Investment – Handling Tips for Ultrasound Probes

Proper handling techniques can have a great impact on the performance of your ultrasound probes.  It goes without saying that all hospital protocol must be followed for patient and sonographer safety.  Our intention is to offer handing tips to prolong the life and image quality of your ultrasound equipment. Here are some great ways to […]

June 14, 2018 Probe Repair

Why Does an Ultrasound Probe Need Matching Layers?

(Written by Director of Repair Development Kyle Takenaga) This month I want to focus on the matching layer–a term most of us have heard but likely have not seen and/or fully understand why a probe needs them. The matching layer(s) are located between the elements and the lens. They are made of materials that are […]

May 17, 2017 Probe Repair

Capacitance in Probe Repair

What is capacitance? Capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge. A material with a large capacitance holds more electric charge at a given voltage than one with low capacitance. A capacitance meter reads in units of measure called farads or symbol F.  Trouble shooting electrical shorts or drop offs in […]

October 3, 2016 Probe Repair
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