ULTRASOUND PROBES / TRANSDUCERS
Linear - A linear probe uses high frequency ultrasound to create high resolution images of structures near the body surface. This makes the probe ideal for vascular imaging and certain procedures such as central line placement.
Convex - The convex transducer for 3D imaging has a wide field of view and a central frequency of 3.5MHz – 6.5MHz. You can use it for abdominal examinations. In addition to the convex transducers, there is a subtype called micro convex.
Phased Array - Phased array ultrasonics (PA) is an advanced method of ultrasonic testing that has applications in medical imaging and industrial nondestructive testing. Common applications are to noninvasively examine the heart or to find flaws in manufactured materials such as welds.
Pencil - High Accuracy Contact Probes the Size of a Pencil and used for used for general NDT surface inspection.
Endocavitary - Endocavitary probes are used less frequently in the ED but do afford advantages for specific studies. The wand-shaped design of this type of probe allows for examination of body cavities such as the oropharynx, female pelvic organs, and the male prostate.
Veterinary - Veterinary machines are designed for animal patients. Depending on the species, their bodies are smaller, meaning their organs are tinier and as a result, the exams need to be more accurate. With larger animals such as livestock, you need machines that can support their body size, and account for varying organ differences.
Vascular & Echocardiography - Vascular machines focus on examining heart health in a patient. The exam uses high-frequency sound waves to generate an image of the heart, using echoes. Such images reveal the state of blood vessels, valves, and arteries. One can detect potential murmurs or even unwanted clotting.
Console - Console systems are a transportable processor with wheels it measures a maximum dimensions of 2'x2'.
Portable - Portable ultrasound machines have a transducer, a probe, and a computer, tablet, or even a smartphone. You need to provide a computer that can receive the scans or images. They are best for clinics with small spaces or high patient volumes, when you need to work fast, or for bedside patients.