CUBEscan BioCon-700

A tried and trusted portable bladder scanner - Now clinically proven!

The CUBEscan BioCon-700 is a compact, portable 3D ultrasound bladder scanner, providing quick and safe measurements of bladder volume and post-void urinary retention.

Pre-Scan Live View

Locate the bladder prior to taking a reading, for accuracy, reliability and consistency of readings

Reliable and Robust

NEW and improved robust construction for reliable performance

Bladder Point Function

NEW Pointing function to help locate the bladder

Self-diagnostic Check

NEW self-diagnostic check for quality assurance

The BioCon-700 automatic bladder scanner delivers accurate bladder volume results only, within seconds. More robust than ever, reliable and simple to use, the BioCon-700 bladder scanner is suitable for use on the ward or in the community, on adults and on children. New enhanced features have taken bladder scanning to a new level.

  • Locate the bladder prior to taking a reading with the Pre-Scan live view, for accuracy, reliability and consistency of readings
  • NEW pointing function to help locate the bladder *
  • Trolley option available for hospital use and carry case option for community use for protection and convenience. One of these options is recommended.
  • Advanced 3D probe technology eliminates the need to reposition the probe to obtain results, making it appropriate for all levels of user
  • Automatic calculation of bladder volume only – no unnecessary extra parameters
  • Large 7” comprehensive display for clarity of readings
  • Small, light and portable, carry case available for transport
  • NEW improved robust construction for reliable performance
  • Maximum volume captured retained throughout multiple readings
  • Intuitive touch screen operation for simplicity of use
  • Adult and child settings for use in all clinical settings – a complete solution
  • NEW scan depth indicator in child mode confirms complete bladder capture
  • Save readings for storage, PC transfer and audit
  • NEW self-diagnostic check for quality assurance
  • Exceptionally low whole life costs

* The bladder point function may not show the bladder in 100% of cases

Using a bladder scanner to help reduce unnecessary urinary catheterisations has several benefits

  • Improve quality of patient care
  • Reduce unnecessary catheterisation (and thus HCAI rates from UTI’s)
  • Save staff time and increase job satisfaction
  • Save total expenses
  • Enhance good reputation
  • Preserve patients dignity
  • Reduce patients pain and discomfort
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce overall cost of care

Clinical Applications

Medical Services Effects
  • Urology
  • Obstetrics-Gynaecology
  • Geriatrics
  • Paediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical
  • Operating Room
  • Recovery Room
  • Emergency Department
  • Intensive Care
  • Paliative care
  • Extended Care
  • Home Health
– Diagnose urinary retention and evaluate many common urological
conditions
– Prevent unnecessary catheterisation
– Reduce rates of urinary tract infection
– Monitor post-operative recovery
– Screen differentiate types of incontinence to determine appropriate
care
– Help caregivers manage and treat incontinence
– Reduce costs and save staff time
  • Radiotherapy
Reduce the number of CBCT scans
Comply with IR(ME)R by enabling a reduction in dose from repeat CBCT scans and
potentially improve workflow
Improve consistency of bladder volume
Accurately treat PTV throughout the course of treatment
Improve the patient’s experience
Reduce discomfort from holding large volumes and reduce patient anxiety

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 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:

Recommended scan settings for the BioCon-700

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.
Please contact de Smit Medical Systems Ltd for further information about this product including;

  • Full product information / specification
  • Arranging a demonstration / evaluation
  • Pricing details
  • How to place an order
Call +44 (0)845 345 4226, or email us via our contact form.

The BioCon-700 bladder scanner is also available on the NHS Supply Chain framework. For enquiries contact womenshealth@supplychain.nhs.uk.

Dimensions 13cm (H) x 26cm (W) x 6.6cm (D)
1.3kg including probe
Display Colour touch screen
7” TFT – LCD
Range/mode Bladder volume 0 – 999ml
Accuracy +/- 15% or 15ml *1
Male/female/child modes
Data storage Integral thermal printer (57mm)
Internal memory – 40 scans
External memory – 1400 scans
Data transfer – USB connection
Power 3V Li-ion battery (integral)
Capacity – 2400 scans *2
Fully recharge – 6 hours
Input – AC 100 – 240v ~, 50 – 60Hz
Output – 3.33A, 9v DC power adaptor
Probe head 3D sector scan
2.6MHz
B-mode scan image
Scan angle – 120o
Pre-scan facility
Scan depth: Adult – 18cm, Child – 8cm

*1 According to the scanning instruction and scanning on Mcube Technology Tissue-Equivalent Bladder Phantom
*2 For a new battery module fully charged. Tested on Mcube Technology’s test conditions

Support Information

Helpdesk:
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
Turnaround:
  • 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)

Since taking on the BioCon-700 units a year ago we have seen a considerable decrease in failure of bladder scanners. The units have been far more reliable than other manufacturers products we have used in the past. I would recommend this product to any potential users as an inexpensive, reliable product with excellent service and support.

Kevin FletcherClinical Engineering Manager - Weston General Hospital

Locala CIC has over the past twelve months, replaced its aged bladder scanners with the CUBEscan BioCon-700 supplied by de Smit Medical. As a specialist continence team we have been very impressed with the functionality, portability and value for money of our new equipment. We have benefited from excellent after sales service and educational support, which has included both our in-house and external educational programmes.

Stephanie BastoneSpecialist Continence Nurse - Locala Community Partnerships CIC, Huddersfield

Having dealt with many suppliers of products for the disabled this is the only company I have dealt with where their concern for the patient was obviously the most important matter. Lyn was understanding, informative and did everything she could to help us solve our problem. This was followed by an immediate delivery the following day and follow-up calls to ensure we were managing the issue OK.  Other companies in this field would do well to learn from Lyn and her team. Thank you

Pat Lee

I would like to thank de Smit Medical for your help and support in the standardising of bladder scanners in Southern Health, as I am sure you can understand this was a substantial undertaking by the Trust with the purchase of 17 units and counting. From Tender to post purchase support you and your team have been wonderful in providing the information we required and the support and training to our staff. The Trust chose to select BioCon-700 bladder scanners not only for the quality and costing of the product but also for the customer support. The Trust has always found your support first class and 100% patient focused in supporting our trust to deliver high quality clinical care. Your company has a can do attitude and is aware of the challenges facing healthcare professionals today. The Trust has great respect for your trainers, especial Ray, who has really helped support the products and our staff’s competency in their use. Your support has been invaluable and has led to greater benefits being realised.

Marie CornerMedical Device Adviser - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

This product is supplied with a two (2) year manufacturer’s warranty as standard, including accidental damage to the scanner and transducer for the first year. Extended warranty and service plans are also available.