Medical probes come in two primary varieties: instruments or substances. Both are generally used for exploring areas of the body that may not be readily reachable. The former varieties include the dental probe, the anal probe, and the wound probe. Instrument probes may be further classified by their appearance and purpose, such as the flat probe, the ball probe, and the drum probe. Substances that might serve as medical probes range from DNA to radioactive isotopes.
Ultrasound probes come in varying shapes and sizes for use with different areas of the body. The most common types of probes are used externally and are about the size of a bar of soap, and are generally flat or slightly curved on the transmitting end. Vaginal ultrasound probes are a special type of probe used during early pregnancy to detect the presence and location of a fetus. This type of ultrasound probe is inserted directly into the vagina in order to obtain an image of the uterus, and is longer and more slender than probes used on the outside of the body. Similar probes are designed to be inserted into the rectum or esophagus to view portions of the colon, prostate, stomach, and other internal organs.
The state of the art portable ultrasound devices Yana had access to were able to connect to a smartphone, resulting in a smartphone ultrasound system whereby the smartphone would act as the monitor where the patient/healthcare professional would view the ultrasound images in real time.
Please handle the probes with care. Only use cleaning, disinfectant or gel products that are indicated in our probe handling manual. Incorrect handling can seriously damage a probe. Damage caused by dropping or knocking a probe against another object, stepping on or twisting a cable, are also not covered by the guarantee. Furthermore the acoustic lens and the crystal elements can be damaged if the probe is dropped or struck against another object. Cuts on the probe cable or breakage of the housing may jeopardize the electrical safety of the probe.