Can the scan results be uploaded to an electronic patient record system?Becky ChamberlainYes, the BioCon scanners output data in an appropriate format (HL7) for uploading to electronic patient records. Please contact de Smit Medical for more details.
What is the pink cross?Becky ChamberlainThe BioCon range of bladder scanners has a pink cross which identifies the presence of fluid. This is to confirm to the user that they have located the bladder. The pink cross DOES NOT need to be lined up with the green central line.
Do I have to manually reposition the probe between different planes to achieve a measurement?Becky ChamberlainNo, once you have located the largest view of the bladder the unit automatically calculates the bladder volume.
Do I need to line up the pink cross and the vertical green line?Becky ChamberlainNo, the pink cross merely confirms the presence of fluid and will move around the whole area of identifying fluid. The green line does not need to be lined up with the pink cross, however the green line needs to be approximately in the middle of the bladder to ensure a centred image on the cross hairs. NB: a small pink cross indicates a small bladder, a large pink cross indicates a larger bladder.
What are the contraindications when using a BioCon bladder scanner?Becky Chamberlain
- Foetal use or pregnant patients (safe but not accurate as it will pick up amniotic fluid).
- Patients with ascites (safe but will pick up ascitic fluid).
- Patients with open wounds or damaged skin in the supra-pubic region (risk of infection when using ultrasound gel).