CUBEscan BioCon-500 [Discontinued]

The CUBEscan BioCon-500 is discontinued and superseded by the BioCon-700 and BioCon-900.

Yes, the BioCon scanners output data in an appropriate format (HL7) for uploading to electronic patient records. Please contact de Smit Medical for more details.
The 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.
  1. Foetal use or pregnant patients (safe but not accurate as it will pick up amniotic fluid).
  2. Patients with ascites (safe but will pick up ascitic fluid).
  3. Patients with open wounds or damaged skin in the supra-pubic region (risk of infection when using ultrasound gel).
Yes, BioCon-700 scanner manufactured after June 2015 includes a barcode formatted to GS1-128, which provides the model and unit serial number.
Please refer to BioCon-700, BioCon-900BioCon-900S, and BioCon-1100, for the most up to date cleaning and disinfection instructions and materials.
For the BioCon-700, 2GB SD cards can store ~700 records, 4GB SD cards can store ~1400 records. For the BioCon-900 and BioCon-900S, up to 50 patient records can be stored - and deleted if required.
No routine annual calibration is required for any of the BioCon bladder scanners. However, if your BioCon hasn’t had the latest calibration software installed (updated from Jan 2019) you may still need an annual calibration. The calibration software is back upgradeable on all units. Contact de Smit Medical to determine your software levels if in doubt.
Class I, type BF isolated patient-applied parts safety requirements. This device meets IEC 60601-1.
The whole BioCon range will display volumes between 0 – 999ml. 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 clearly visible on the screen.
Absolutely not. This may damage the probe and will invalidate any warranties. Refer to our cleaning instructions for compatible cleaning solutions and methods.
No. The battery capacity and characteristics described above ensure that a spare battery is not required. Integral batteries last 3 ½ years (when in normal use). Therefore, possibly a further 1-2 batteries may need to be installed during the bladder scanner’s lifetime.
No, the BioCon scanners are battery operated and in the unlikely event that the battery is flat it should be charged for approximately 10 minutes before the scanner is operational again. It is recommended that the scanner is placed on charge before the charge level indicator reaches 1 bar.
Under the scanner set-up facility (home screen) a variety of scanner settings are user definable. The only settings we recommend for the smooth operation of the scanner are described below under the scan set up section: BioCon setup (images from BioCon-700)   'Image reverse' should be off                                           'PreScan BladderpointTM Please note: BladderPoint™ (pink cross) is available on the complete range of MCube bladder scanners. Older models can be upgraded to BladderPoint™ software. Should the scanner be deemed to not function correctly, please check that these standard settings are selected. The BioCon-900, 900S & 1100 settings are pre-set. Speak to your EBME department or local de Smit Medical representative. Also refer to the operator manual.
It will take 6 hours to charge the battery to its optimum level.
A fully charged battery will provide up to 6 hours of continuous scanning. BioCon-700                                                      2400 scans BioCon-900, 900S & 1100                               1000 scans The scanner automatically powers down after 7 minutes of inactivity (default setting) to preserve the battery’s charge level. The batteries do not discharge when not in use, they are not on standby.
For high BMI patients, BioCon bladder scanners have a deep scan depth. Please note when scanning high BMI patients, greater pressure may need to be applied in order to achieve a reading (depending upon depth of adipose tissue). In certain patients, you may need to lift the ‘apron’ to gain better access to the abdomen.
Scan depth is different between adult & child settings, to accommodate high and low BMI patients: BioCon-700                                        Adult mode 18cm         Child mode 8cm BioCon-900 & 900S & 1100              Adult mode 23cm         Child mode 8cm[/expand]
Any patient weighing less than 25kg (55lbs) is suitable for the child setting (includes neonates) as it is a shorter scan depth – 8cm. Ideal for low BMI patients too.
  • Set to male for any adult patient with no uterus.
  • Set to female for any patient with a uterus.
The female setting allows the scanner to compensate for the presence of the uterus. (A very small amount of fluid is held within the uterus - approx. +/- 10ml but varies depending upon condition/medication/number of childbirths etc):

BioCon-700 & BioCon-900        Set to male for any adult patient with no uterus.

Set to female for any patient with a uterus. BioCon900S & 1100                  Has the facility to identify patient who has had a hysterectomy (no uterus).
All bladder scanners use an algorithm to derive bladder volume (results below are tested on a phantom bladder).
BioCon-700 0-999ml +/- 15% or 15ml (0-999ml) whichever is the greatest.
BioCon-900 0-999ml +/- 15% or 15ml
BioCon-900S 0-99ml ±10ml,
100-999ml ±10%
BioCon-1100 0-99ml ±7.5ml,
100-999ml ±7.5%
Please note: K Claxton, Cheltenham, found the BioCon-700 to be accurate to 3% compared with a cone beam CT scan, on real patients across all clinical users. Contact de Smit Medical for a summary.

Head Office:
  • Address
    • de Smit Medical Systems Ltd, Bristol Road, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AX
  • Operating hours
    • Monday to Friday - 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Service Centre:
  • See head office above
  • Please contact the service centre regarding any equipment servicing/repair related queries or telephone troubleshooting
Trained Personnel:
  • 7 x sales representatives
  • 3 x medical engineers at head office
  • All trained to manufacturer standard
  • Warranty repairs
    • 72 working hours response/resolver call-out for warranty repairs and service plans
  • Non-warranty repairs
    • 72 hours subject to authorisation by customer for paid repair
Spare Parts:
  • Spare parts for MCube/Datrend products are available direct from de Smit Medical Systems Ltd
  • Next working day delivery if order received by 2pm on any given working day (subject to availability)

This product is now discontinued. Please contact de Smit Medical to discuss the new range of bladder scanners available.