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When my wife was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, I knew that it was time to learn how to help. I started paying more attention to the condition of the house and watching the kids whenever I could. I also talked with her doctor about learning how to use the medical supplies that she had at home, so that I could help her to change IVs and replace bandages. It took awhile to learn, but eventually, I was able to get the process down. The help that I was able to offer my wife meant a lot to her, and I knew that it was because of my understanding of the medical equipment. This blog is all about learning how to use medical supplies.


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3 Important Tips When Purchasing Ultrasound Probes For Your Medical Practice

by Amélie Fournier

If your medical practice relies on sonograms for various patients, then you'll need ultrasound probes onsite. These devices send and receive sound waves that bounce off different tissues in the body. If you're in the market for some, these tips will ensure you make the right investment. 

Ensure Compatibility

It should be noted that not all probes will be compatible with every ultrasound machine. You thus need to carefully select this probe, making sure it's compatible with your exact units. Otherwise, you'll have difficulty with installation. What you'll need to do is enter in your ultrasound machine's exact model and serial number online. 

Then, search for ultrasound probes that are compatible with these descriptions. A list of probes should pop up and your ultrasound machine's details should be in the product description somewhere. This simple step will ensure an easy installation and optimal probe performance.

Decide Between New or Used

As far as the condition of ultrasound probes, you can get new or used. Which one you go with will depend on several factors. For instance, if you want a probe you know will work exactly as advertised, new is probably your best investment. It has never been used before and, as a result, will work well for a long time.

If you're looking to save money on this medical equipment purchase, as you don't have a large budget, used ultrasound probes are the better buy. However, since these probes aren't new, you'll need to carefully inspect them, before purchasing. It also helps to test them out, to ensure they're in working order. 

Find the Right Supplier

How well probes work out for your ultrasound machines depends a lot on who you buy from. There are many suppliers today that sell this type of medical equipment. As a precaution, conduct ample research on various suppliers.

For instance, look at customer reviews for each supplier. This lets you know right away what type of quality equipment a supplier offers on a consistent basis. It's also in your best interest to compare probe rates from different suppliers, so that you get the best deal possible. 

Ultrasound probes are an extremely important resource for many medical practices today. If they are for yours and you need to buy a set of them, take your time assessing the different options. Find probes that are reasonably priced, in the right condition, and work for your particular equipment.