ACUSON NX3™ Series Ultrasound System, Transducers
This web-based tutorial includes a discussion of transducers available on the ACUSON NX3 System.
Transducers ACUSON NX3 Series Ultrasound Systems Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Recognize transducer managment options Discuss transducers Demonstrate connecting a transducer Outline transducer care and cleaning There are 3 areas for transducer and / or cable management: Transducer holders on either side of the system with exterior hooks A large cable hanger on the underside of the control pane Cable hooks on the peripheral storage area and above the transducer ports on the front of the system Next we will demonstrate the steps to connect a transducer. In the unlocked position, insert the transducer into the port located on the front of the system Turn the lock clockwise until it locks into place Next let’s discuss some transducer care and cleaning. Observing the specified immersion levels indicated for each transducer type helps avoid damage Transducers meet Ingress Protection level IPX8 and are indicated by the presence of the “IPX8” symbol on the connector of the transducer Immersion levels To clean a transducer: Disconnect the transducer from the system Remove any gel or particles remaining on the transducer with water or an approved pre-cleaner or low-level disinfectant Carefully wipe the entire transducer Use a clean cloth to dry the transducer To disinfect or high-level disinfect a transducer: Disconnect the transducer Thoroughly clean, rinse, and dry the transducer Keep the connector dry during immersion Carefully follow the disinfectant manufacturer’s instructions Use a clean cloth to dry the transducer once disinfection is complete In this sumary, these are the topics that have been covered: We covered various transducer management options and discused transducers We demonstrated how to connect, care for, and clean transducers Thank you! 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Frequency bandwidth 2.0-7.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 300 mm Intended applications: Obstetrics, Pelvic Floor, Gynecology, Abdomen, Echo Frequency bandwidth 3.1-8.8 MHz Maximum display depth: 140 mm Intended applications: Cerebrovascular, Neonatal head, Pediatrics, Echo Frequency bandwidth 1.4-5.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 300 mm Intended applications: Abdomen, Pelvis, Renal, Obstretics, Early Obstetrics Curved Phased Endocavity CH5-2 C8-5* C8-F3 P4-2* P8-4 EC9-4* EC10-5sw* Linear Continuous Wave VF10-5, VF12-4*, VF13-5sp*, VF16-5 CW2, CW5 * ACUSON NX3 Elite system only Frequency bandwidth 3.7 - 13.1 MHz Maximum display depth: 100 mm Intended applications: Breast, Vascular, Testicle, Thyroid, Orthopedics, Venous Frequency bandwidth 4.0 - 12.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 160 mm Intended applications: Breast, Vascular, MSK, Orthopedics, Small Parts, Testicle, Thyroid, Venous Frequency bandwidth 4.3 - 13.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 60 mm Intended applications: Breast, Cerebrovascular, MSK, Penile, Testicle, Thyroid, Venous Frequency bandwidth 5.0 - 16.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 60 mm Intended applications: Breast, Cerebrovascular, MSK, Penile, Testicle, Thyroid Frequency bandwidth 3.3 - 10.3 MHz Number of elements 128 Maximum field of view 126o Intended applications: Obstetrics, Early Obstetrics, Gynecology, Prostate Frequency bandwidth 4.0 - 10.0 MHz Number of elements 192 Maximum field of view 220o Intended applications: Obstetrics, Early Obstetrics, Gynecology, Prostate Frequency bandwidth 1.3 - 4.4 MHz Maximum display depth: 300 mm Intended applications: Obstetrics, Abdomen, Cardiac Frequency bandwidth 4.0 - 8.0 MHz Maximum display depth: 140 mm Intended applications: Cerebrovascular, Neonatal Head, Pediatric Abdomen, Pediatric Echo Frequency bandwidth 5.0 MHz Number of elements 2 Diameter 11 mm Intended applications: Cerebrovascular Pediatric Echo Frequency bandwidth 2.0 MHz Number of elements 2 Diameter 17 mm Intended applications: Adult Echo Pediatric Echo There are some differences in transducer compatibility between the ACUSON NX3 and the ACUSON NX3 Elite. Next we will discuss the transducers available on the ACUSON NX3 system and ACUSON NX3 Elite. Four universal transducer ports Auxililary CW or continuous wave port Aux 1 port and ECG connector ► ► ► ► ⇒ ⇒ Complete the self verification section below to verify that you have performed the appropriate tasks. When caring for and cleaning transducers DO NOT: Sterilize using hot steam, cold gas, or Ethylene Oxide (EEO) methods Spray cleaner direction onto the transducer Immerse the transducer for more than 1 hour Use abrasive cleaning agents Drop, cut, puncture, or knock against other objects