How do I clean my BioCon bladder scanner?Simon GriffithsPlease refer to the cleaning and disinfection section (information section) of the Cubescan bladder scanner website.
Is information saved on the scanner’s internal memory encrypted?Simon GriffithsNo. However, patient records can only be accessed through the scanners internal review function or by uploading the data to a PC and read using the proprietary software supplied with the scanner.
How often should my bladder scanner be calibrated?Simon GriffithsAnnual calibration is not required with the latest software on all BioCon bladder scanners. Calibration only needs to be undertaken as part of a repair (if needed).
What are the maximum and minimum readings of the BioCon bladder scanners?Simon GriffithsThe BioCon bladder scanners will display volumes between 0 and 999 ml. If a bladder contains more than this the scanner will display 999+. NB: An empty bladder can be difficult to locate and may not be visible on the screen. To find small/empty bladders it is recommended to aim the ultrasound rays towards the patient's feet (to see the bladder neck).
Can the ultrasound probe be immersed in fluid?Simon GriffithsAbsolutely not. This may damage the probe and will invalidate any warranties.
Can any gel be used?Simon GriffithsNo, to ensure greater accuracy, only ultrasound gel should be used. Lubricating gel can interfere with the transmission of the ultrasound signal and should be avoided.
Can the BioCon bladder scanners be used for determining anything other than bladder volume?Simon GriffithsNo. The BioCon bladder scanners are designed for assessing bladder volume only.
Are the BioCon bladder scanners real-time scanners?Simon GriffithsNo. The BioCon bladder scanners are bladder volume measurement devices however, prior to obtaining the reading, a live image of the bladder is displayed to help locate the bladder for greater accuracy (pre-scan). Once scanning is complete, the scanned image of the bladder will be displayed along with the readings allowing for confirmation of accuracy.
Do I need to carry a spare battery?Simon GriffithsNo, the battery capacity and characteristics ensure that a spare battery is not required.
Does the battery need to be removed from the scanner to be charged?Simon GriffithsFor the BioCon-700, the battery charges whilst in-situ in the scanner and does not have to be removed. For the BioCon-900 and BioCon-900S, the battery is integral to the scanner and is not removable. To charge wirelessly, sit the scanner on the charging cradle.