Prior to use instructions
Before use, inspect the following areas of the transducer:
- Transducer body (shaft, handle, & nose-piece): inspect for cracks, abrasions, or evidence of impact.
- Acoustic lens or cap: check for cuts, tears, gouging, abrasion, swelling, bubbling, delamination or discoloration.
- Strain relief and cable assembly: check for cracks, cuts, tears, abrasion, kinking or crushing.
- System connector: check for foreign objects, broken latches, or bent pins and shielding.
- Cable assembly: check for discoloration or inflexibility of the transducer cable or strain-relief.
- Transesophageal transducers (TEE): inspect the flexible portion for tears, rips, or discoloration.
Transducers with cracks, abrasions or tears may harbor dangerous contaminants or may tear protective sheaths used with the ultrasound transducers. Do not use transducers with any signs of damage.
Warning: Electrical leakage
Non-hazardous voltage is present during normal transducer use. GE Healthcare recommends regular electrical safety leakage testing to help ensure operator and equipment safety.
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