ProbeHunter, a system that validates the performance of ultrasound probes in real time, has been granted a patent in the USA and Sweden.
ProbeHunter and BBS Medical ceo Björn Segall said: “As patent-holder it is with great humility that we receive this recognition. It is of importance for patient safety to test and quality assure ultrasound probes on a frequent basis.
“A study shows that up to 40 per cent of probes need to be attended to at a hospital that has not tested the probes. After yearly testing it is possible to arrive at a faulty frequency of 10-15 per cent, due to the fact that even some new probes can have some kind of inaccuracy or damage.”
Picture: ProbeHunter’s Björn Segall performs a probe test.
See the full report on page 16 of the June 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.