|Ultrasound probe stand-off pads provides additional contact, gel containment within curved anatomical structures with limited surface for contact. Traditionally stand-off were used on linear probes with less than 10MHz ultrasound transducers to bring near filed images in focus areas by creating delay in ultrasound signals as an acoustic wave guide. Higher frequency ultrasound probes provides improvement yet for requirements of better contact on curves purposes veterinarians prefer to use stand-off.
General instructions for use stand-off ultrasound pads.
Prepare the area to be examined (Tendon)
May need to remove body hair.
Cleaning with alcohol to remove oil
clean the area with warm water to remove lessened dirt dead skin etc
Ally good amount of ultrasound scanning gel.
Should be used with good quality ultrasound transmission gel inside the stand-off
Insert the stand-off on the contact/array part of the transducer fully.
Avoid drop, pull cable or contact of probe head with dirt sharp edges etc.
Care of stand-off