Transducers are the primary components of the Signal Processing Chain that leads to the final ultrasound diagnostic image. Eventhough much effort has been made to optimize scan converters, post processing algorithms and sophisticated speckle reduction technologies, ultrasound transducers remain ultrasound scanners’ first and main interface between patient and user.
Ultrasound transducer’s design, material and manufacturing technology are the fundamental determinants of an ultrasound system’s image quality. Esaote has designed a number of ultrasound probes over the years, each time trying to make them more comfortable and more ergonomic, yet something more drastic needed to be done. The design needed to address the pinching and pushing associated with transducer use by sonographers. And at the same time alleviate the stress put on the sonographer when they are required to grasp the probe and apply pressure with it onto the patient. After looking into the various changes that could be made it became clear that the way the probe is held could be re-designed.
Thanks to the innovation of Quality gold standard ultrasound transducers, iQProbes are state-of-the-art Esaote Tecnology: "Transducers are the core of Ultrasound technology. Integrating physics, electronics and geometrics in their design is the greatest engineering challenge of the signal processing chain", said Francesca Gelli, R&D - Transducer Projects, Esaote, Florence, Italy.
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