What is an Endocavity probe used for?

What is an Endocavity probe used for?

Endocavitary probe use conveys the added risk of infections commonly transmitted by genital secretions, including human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, Neisseria gonorrhoea, C. trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and HPV.

What is an Endocavity transducer?

Endocavitary Transducers These probes provide you with the opportunity to perform internal examinations of the patient. Therefore, they are designed to fit in specific body orifices.

What do the numbers on an ultrasound probe mean?

Probe Name The numbers typically indicate the bandwidth of the probe. Using the GE C1-6-D for example, the bandwidth is 1.4-6.0 MHz which is represented by the 1 and the 6 in the probe name.

How is a transvaginal ultrasound probe cleaned?

AIUM’s recommendation for cleaning internal probes: “Transducers should be cleaned after each examination with soap and water or quaternary ammonium (a low-level disinfectant) sprays or wipes. The transducers must be disconnected from the ultrasound scanner for anything more than wiping or spray cleaning.

How big is the probe for a pelvic ultrasound?

The transducer resembles a wand and is slightly larger than a tampon. The sonographer or doctor covers the transducer with a sheath and lubricating gel before inserting it 5–8 cm into the vagina.

What is Endocavity?

endocavity (plural endocavities) (anatomy) An internal body cavity.

Are Transvaginal ultrasounds sanitary?

Since handling of the probe, ultrasound gel and cover can result in smear infections and cross-contamination with various pathogens (e. g. MRSA, HBV, HCV, HIV, herpes papilloma and cytomegalic viruses), after the protective cover is removed, the probe must be cleaned and subjected to disinfection with a bactericidal.

What is abnormal ultrasound?

What does an abnormal result mean? Abnormal seems to imply that something is wrong with your baby. But what it means is that the test has shown something the doctor wants to take a closer look at. And that’s what happens next. Your doctor will talk to you about what further test or tests you may need.

Can you use alcohol to clean ultrasound probe?

Cleaning ultrasound probes with chlorhexidine and alcohol wipes is effective and provides additional protection against bacterial contamination due to its residual effect, and appears in the short term to have no detrimental effect on the probe.

What is the best way to sterilize ultrasound probe?

Wipe the probe with a probe-compatible low-level disinfection (LLD) quaternary ammonium-, hydrogen peroxide-, or bleach-based wipe, or with a soft cloth sprayed with one of those disinfectants.