- There may be differences in the physical characteristics of a wireless probe (shape, design, weight etc.) and the way it might be handled during a scan or a procedure when compared to a probe attached to a console. Hence, it is recommended for users to get comfortable with handling the Vscan Air device prior to performing a procedure to minimize accidental dropping or slipping of the probe during the procedure.
- Wherever possible, prior use of the probe and preferred display device in the network environment where the procedure is expected to be performed will help uncover any unexpected challenges with a stable connection between the probe and app before the actual procedure.
- Make sure to follow the disinfection protocol to prepare the probe and display device for the procedure being performed. More information on cleaning and disinfection methods and approved agents can be found in the ‘Cleaning and Disinfection’ section of the user manual. Use probe sheaths for procedures where a sterile field needs to be maintained or infection is a concern.
- In order to make the interventional part of the procedure more efficient, and if this is not an emergency procedure, you may want to perform a preliminary scan to familiarize yourself with anatomical landmarks around the target and procedural planning like the anticipated entry point, needle path and tracking method. It might be helpful to mark transducer location, anticipated needle entry point and trajectory, whenever possible and appropriate.
Disclaimer: The information herein is not intended to replace the product’s User Manual. Please consult the User Manual for comprehensive information and cautionary guidance about the product’s operation and use.