FirstCall™ Probe Testing Device
FirstCall™, Unisyn's patented probe testing device, has become the industry standard for testing the acoustic and electrical properties of an ultrasound probe. By independently exciting each crystal within the array of the probe, FirstCall™ can measure the relative sensitivity of each element and analyze the acoustic signature of the returning pulse for any variations in key performance parameters. With the ability to allow the end user to establish acceptance criteria for probe crystal sensitivity and capacitance, FirstCall™ integrates quickly into the hospital’s ultrasound Evidence Based Quality Assurance (EBQA) program, providing objective measures of probe performance before the probe is placed into clinical service or accepted as a functionally complete product from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). FirstCall™ also reveals any early changes that may be cost-effectively repaired before the probe fails and needs to be replaced or repaired at a much higher expense. FirstCall™ tests most electronic array probes produced by Acuson, Siemens, Aloka, ATL/Philips, Agilent/Philips, Esaote/Biosound, GE, Medison, Sonosite, Toshiba and others.
- USB compatible hardware
- Color data reports with user set probe acceptance criteria
- Compatible with the newest ultrasound platforms
Features and Benefits
FirstCall™ quickly reveals the source of transducer performance problems such as:
- The number and location of dead or weak crystals within the array
- Changes in any relevant acoustic performance parameters of the array
- Acoustic lens delamination
- Broken wires within the probe cable or at the flex circuit within the probe
- Defective electronics within the probe connector
FirstCall™ test results provide the operator with the objective information needed to determine the health and viability of the probe. FirstCall™ only takes about 15 seconds to test an average electronic array probe, with the test information being displayed in an easy to read color format.
PC Requirements: MS Word 2003 or 2007, and a Windows based operating system (2000, XP, or 7) not compatible with Windows Vista.
Power Requirements for FirstCall™ Mainframe: 90-264VAC, 47-63Hz,Patents: US 6,920,776, US 6,928,856, US 7,007,539, US 7,028,529, US 7,155,957, and US 7,278,289 - Other Patents Pending.