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Used Medical Equipment is a well respected dealer of ultrasound probes and transducers. Our reconditioned devices can save you large amounts on new machinery. Our ranges of abdominal, transvaginal and vascular probes have been tested to meet the original standards and specification originally set by the manufacturer. We have a range of array and linear transducers and probes by the leading brands including GE, HP, and Philips.
Both probes and transducers play a large role in helping identify diseases and abnormalities in a huge range of issues in the body as well as pregnancies to further understand normal function or developing concerns. The absence of ionizing radiation places these ultrasound procedures over xrays especially in high risk applications. The applied gel can provide an assurance to the performance to the probes that can stay in contact with the body and deliver quality pictures or provide treatment to soft tissue injuries. The speed and accuracy of ultrasound can slash the time on other blood testing methods. Apart from improving testing and diagnosis it can also present alternatives to procedures that require lengthy testing or approaches requiring anesthetic.
Buying a used ultrasound probe from a reputable medical equipment dealer offers substantial savings over buying new. Our preowned ultrasound transducers are fully reconditioned and guaranteed to perform at the manufacturers original specifications. We carry a large selection of cardiac, vascular, abdominal and transvaginal probes. Choose from a full line of refurbished phased array and linear transducer. Be sure you check our selection of used medical equipment and feel free to call us with any questions.
We have hundreds of probes in stock for all makes and models including; GE, HP, ATL, Philips, Acuson and others.
The ultrasound machine or US machine is one the most useful and versatile types of medical equipment. Using high frequency inaudible sound waves delivered by means of ultrasound probes, these devices can be used to diagnose diseases and abnormalities, monitor pregnancy and other normal functions, and can even be used to deliver therapy.
Ultrasound is often preferred to x-ray because no possibly harmful ionizing radiation is produced by ultrasound and it has no know diagnostic risks. It cannot be substituted in every case for x-rays, but it is actually better for many uses. The “ultra” refers to sound that is beyond the human range of hearing so no sound is detected by the ears. An echo reflects the sound waves back into the ultrasound transducer and an image is record of what is found. This is also used in industrial studies as well as medical uses.
Transducers, or ultrasound probes, make contact with the skin with the use of a special conducting gel that makes a continuous connection with the skin surface. A similar ultrasound probe delivers higher levels of US when this is used in physical therapy. US heats the tissue through the vibrations these high speed sound waves produce. The warming increased blood flow and relieves pain and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries. Care must be taken to avoid overheating an area by always keeping the transducer in motion and limiting treatment duration.
Medical ultrasound is often used to diagnose conditions such as appendicitis and gall bladder disease rapidly and easily. In appendicitis, the US may be able to confirm a diagnosis faster than with blood testing for the infection and works better than x-ray or CT scanning and is less expensive. It is standard to obtain an US image whenever gallstones or other gall bladder problems are suspected.
Everyone has heard of using ultrasound to follow and even diagnose pregnancy. Using the ultrasound probes and gel, and assisted by a full bladder, the female reproductive system is easily visualized, and during pregnancy can be vital. The size of a fetus, the gender, location of the placenta, and whether the pregnancy is extra uterine or normal is easy to detect with US.
Ultrasound technology is also used to image the heart. Usually the ultrasound probe is passed over the heart through the skin of the chest and an image of function and blood flow is recorded, called an echocardiogram. A more precise form of imaging called a TEE or transesophageal echocardiogram is done by passing a special probe down the throat and imaging from the inside. Aneurysms and other conditions can be better detected with this method, but it requires patients to be anesthetized or heavily sedated.