Please read and follow the below instructions to prepare the device before performing a dynamic ultrasound guided procedure with Vscan Air.
Configure app settings
Use a cool probe
Make sure the probe is sufficiently cooled down after any previous scanning. Disruption may occur due to the probe getting warm if a lengthy procedure is anticipated.
Leaving the probe on a desk (outside the pocket or the case) after it off will help cooling down faster. It should take about 30- 60 minutes to get to a reasonably cool state depending on how warm it was from the previous scan and the ambient temperature. If accelerated cooling of the probe is required, place the probe, while turned off, in front of a fan, run under cold water, or apply cooling pack.
Minimize lost connection between probe and mobile device during scan
The probe without a cable can be very helpful to support sterile procedures. At the same time its use depends on bandwidth and stability of the wireless connection between probe and mobile device.
Following are the recommendations for minimizing loss of real time images due to connection instability:
Check battery levels of probe and display device
Ensure that the probe and display device have enough charge before starting a procedure. Charge levels of 50% and above are recommended before starting, and above 30% during procedure. Battery levels of the probe can be checked on the top left corner of imaging screen after connecting with the app.
Please refer to the user manual for the detailed description of the battery level indicator bars.
Confirm ‘Wireless connection quality’ and ‘Probe temperature’
Ensure that the connection between the probe and app is stable by checking the connection quality indicator on the top left corner of the imaging screen.
The probe temperature indicator is also visible in the same place for confirming the use of a cool probe.
Select appropriate preset
Choose the correct preset based on the anatomy being visualized and the planned procedure. Details of the presets and the optimized anatomy are available in the user manual.
Image crop-guidance / Choose display device orientation
Image size is maximized in the portrait mode. As a result, at certain depths, image corresponding to the entire transducer width may not visible on the screen. Image crop indicators are displayed on the sides in such cases. It is recommended to rotate the display device to landscape orientation for visualizing the whole image including the edges and needle entry point.
Position display device
Position the display device in such way that it is comfortable to visualize the image during the procedure (for e.g. Imaging features such as orientation marker is clearly visible, ambient lighting is optimal, display device is in the line of sight and no straining is required). Consider using a cart or stand to mount the display.
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.