CUBEscan BioCon-500 [Discontinued]

The CUBEscan BioCon-500 is discontinued and superseded by the BioCon-700 and BioCon-900.

Based on Mcube's paper roll shipped with each scanner (5 rolls only), set to raw image view: Approximately 38 scan prints per roll with a warning (red edge print) that there is enough paper left for 4 more print outs. Based on de Smit Medical's paper roll (box of 20 rolls), set to raw image view: Approximately 58 scan prints per roll with a warning (red edge print) that there is enough paper left for 4 more print outs.
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 the cleaning and disinfection document, available in the download section on this page.
2GB SD cards can store ~700 records 4GB SD cards can store ~1400 records
No. 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.
The current reading displayed is the reading most recently acquired. The Max reading displayed is the highest volume captured in a sequence of readings. When printing a record, regardless of the most recent reading captured, it is the Max volume and corresponding images that are printed. NB: When capturing pre and post void measurements, once the pre-void reading has been taken and recorded, it is recommended that the ‘new patient’ touch button is selected to clear the reading ready for the post-void phase to be measured.
It is recommended by the manufacturer that the scanner be calibrated annually.
No. The probe and scanner are calibrated together and become a matched pair. Re-calibration is required if the probe is swapped.
Class I, type BF isolated patient-applied parts safety requirements. This device meets IEC 60601-1.
The 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. It is recommended to use the pubic bone reflection (white) as an indication that the probe is positioned correctly.
Absolutely not. This may damage the probe and will invalidate any warranties.
No - 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.
No. The BioCon bladder scanners are designed for assessing bladder volume only.
No. 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.
No. The battery capacity and characteristics described above ensure that a spare battery is not required.
No. The BioCon-700 scanner is 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.
The battery charges whilst in-situ in the scanner and does not have to be removed.
Under the scanner setup 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:       Should the scanner be deemed not to function correctly, please check that these standard settings are selected.
It will take 6 hours to charge the battery to its optimum level.
A fully charged battery will provide up to 4 hours of scanning life (2400 scans). The scanner automatically powers down after 7 minutes of activity (default setting) to preserve the batteries charge level.
In Adult mode, the BioCon scanner scans to a depth of 18cm. This should be taken into account when scanning obese patients. Greater pressure may need to be applied in order to achieve a reading.
When in either the male or female setting, the scan depth is set at 18cm. In the child mode, the scan depth is set to 8cm.
A patient weighing less than 25kg (55lbs) and less than 120cm (47 inches) in height is suitable for child setting (includes neonates). Within the BioCon range, the BioCon-700 and BioCon-900 scanners have a child setting.
  • 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:
  • Set to MALE for any adult patient with no uterus.
  • Set to FEMALE for any patient with a uterus.
All bladder scanners use an algorithm to derive bladder volume. For this reason there will be an error:
  • BioCon 700 +/- 15% or 15ml (0-999ml) whichever is the greatest.
Yes, as long as gel is applied on the probe prior to placing the sheath and then again on the outside of the sheath.
  • Foetal use or pregnant patients.
  • Patients with Ascites.
  • Patients with open wounds or damaged skin in the suprapubic region.

Support Information

Head Office:
  • Address
    • de Smit Medical Systems Ltd, Unit 15 Falcons Gate, Dean Road, Bristol, BS37 5NH, UK
  • 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 technicians
  • 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.