Analysis of the causes for poor performance of an ultrasound machine.
We can avoid ultrasound machine problems if we adopt regular preventive maintenance and use the machines with proper care. Main causes of an ultrasound machine failure are software corruption, ultrasound transducer issues and hardware failures. A thorough analysis reveals that forced shutdown or malwares lead to software corruption. Hardware failures are output, input and core (CPU) hardware related, mainly occurring due to mishandling of the devices. Output hardware produces image artifacts due to electrical interference. The most common problems in ultrasound machines are transducer issues. It may produce poor quality images, generate noises, get physically damaged or produce no image at all. After an investigation, we have found some of the important causes for the issues mentioned above.
Ultrasound Machine Problems
Probe/ transducer issues
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