Ultrasound equipment that is used in private imaging firms and NHS practices can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. This means that there is absolutely no room for error when it comes to handling the machine, and it goes without saying that extra care and attention should be taken to keep the equipment in the best condition.
Here are our top tips for ultrasound equipment maintenance.
Read the user manual and guidelines
By reading the user manual and guidelines, you can ensure that you are using the machine in the correct way, advised by the manufacturers.
If you fail to read the manual and use the machine in the wrong way, you could end up voiding your warranty.
Get your equipment serviced regularly
Getting your equipment serviced regularly is very important. Regular servicing ensures that everything is working effectively, and any issues will be identified and addressed promptly.
In addition to this, when your equipment is serviced regularly, parts can be replaced when they begin to age, can be replaced, extending the life and enhancing the performance of your machine.
Clean the machine daily
Clean your machine daily to remove any dirt, dust or grime. This will prevent particles from building up and potentially entering and damaging the electrical components.
Clean the air filters regularly
Your ultrasound machine needs an intake of cool air to prevent it from overheating. By constantly filtering the air from the machine’s surroundings, the air filter can quickly become covered in dust. This means that the air filters should be regularly cleaned to remove the dust so that adequate air can be fed through the machine to keep it from overheating.
Servicing from Imagex Medical
Our fully trained engineers can service a variety of ultrasound machines. If you would like to speak to us about your machine, call us on 01536 265335.