Bladderscan Prime

Portable Ultrasound Instrument

BladderScan Prime

The BladderScan Prime Solution

Product Details

bladderscan® Prime Components

  • Easy-to-read touch screen Console
  • Ergonomic handheld Probe for ease of use throughout the day
  • Premium mobile cart (optional)
  • Onboard tutorial
  • Battery charger
  • 2 interchangeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Operations and Maintenance Manual
  • Quick Reference Card
  • Printer (optional)

 

  • Patented NeuralHarmonics® technology supports clinically sound decisions by delineating tissue borders.
    • Utilizes a unique second harmonic
    • Algorithm analyzes complex, multifaceted ultrasound images
    • Differentiates the bladder, urine and hypo-echogenic regions such as the uterus · Unique scanning modes (male, female, small child)
  • Touch screen controls
  • Live B-mode pre-scan aiming to reduce user error
  • Post-scan aiming guidance to minimize uncertainty
  • Off-center scan and pubic bone interference notifications
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Onboard video tutorial for training and ease of use
  • Customizable savings calculator to track cost of ownership

BladderScan Prime FAQ

What does the Prime system include?

  • Touch screen console
  • Ergonomic handheld probe
  • Onboard tutorial
  • Battery charger
  • 2 interchangeable lithium-ion batteries
  • Operations and Maintenance Manual (OMM)
  • Quick Reference Card

Optional:

  • Premium mobile cart
  • Printer
  • On-site calibration

What are the new features of BladderScan Prime?

  • Touch screen controls
  • Live B-mode pre-scan aiming
  • Ergonomic new probe design
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Premium rolling cart (optional) with integrated storage and cable management
  • Onboard help/tutorial for training and ease of use
  • Scan from either side of the patient

Important legacy features

  • Post-scan aiming guidance
  • Off-center scan and pubic bone interference notifications
  • Customizable savings calculator to track cost of ownership

What products are approved for cleaning and disinfecting the Prime probe and console? What is the procedure for cleaning and disinfecting the Prime probe and console?

  • Please consult the latest version of the Prime Operations and Maintenance Manual (available at verathon.com) for the most current products and cleaning/disinfecting procedure(s).

Can BladderScan Prime be used on pediatric patients?

  • Yes. Prime has a Small Child mode specifically designed for use on pediatric patients.

Is the BladderScan Prime instrument safe for use on patients with a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator? Can PRIME be used in an MRI Room?

  • The BladderScan Prime system is designed to be in compliance with IEC 60601-1-2:2007, which contains electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for medical electrical equipment. The limits for emissions and immunity specified in this standard are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a typical facility. The BladderScan Prime system uses RF energy only for its internal function. Therefore, its RF emissions are very low and are not likely to cause any interference in nearby electronic equipment.
  • For more information, consult the “Electromagnetic Compatibility” section of the Prime Operations & Maintenance Manual.

How do we upload data from PRIME into our EMR/EHR system?

  • If you are able to upload data to your EMR/EHR system from a USB drive or SD card, use the following procedure to move exams from the BladderScan Prime system’s internal storage to an external USB drive or SD card.
  • By default, saved scans are retained in the BladderScan Prime system’s internal storage. When you insert a USB drive or SD card into the BladderScan Prime console, the system immediately begins viewing the new media for saved scans. If no scans have previously been saved to the external media, the Saved Exam screen appears blank. Scans you have saved on the system’s internal memory have not been lost and can be exported to the new media by selecting the Export Exams option.
  • Scans are saved with unique file names, so saving new scans does not overwrite exams already stored on the USB drive or SD card.
  • Exported scan information is stored in PDF and graphic formats, so it can be viewed on other devices. Each scan is stored on a folder on the USB drive or SD card. Each folder contains:
    • A PDF document containing:
      • Patient information
      • C-mode view of the scan (graphical representation of scan result)
      • B-mode views of the scan (live ultrasound capture of the scan
    • Individual graphic files, in PNG format, for each B-mode plane of the scan.
    • A graphic file, in PNG format, for the C-mode view of the scan. Insert a USB drive or SD card into the port on the right side of the console.

Note: Insert only one USB drive or SD card at a time. If you insert multiple devices, the console recognizes only the first device.

On the Home screen, tap Saved Scans. The Saved Exam screen opens.

Tap Export Exams.

A verification screen appears. Tap Enter to confirm you want to move exams stored on the console to the external storage device. Do not remove the USB drive or SD card until export is complete.

 

What are the types of external storage are compatible with PRIME?

  • You may use a USB drive or SD card to store or transfer exam data.

Are USB and SD external storage devices included with the Prime system?

  • Yes, each BladderScan Prime system includes a 2GB USB drive and an 8GB SD card.

What amount of storage on a USB drive or SD card should be used for download?

  • Your BladderScan Prime system includes a 2GB USB drive and a 8GB SD card. External storage devices with more memory capacity will work as well.

What kind of battery is used in the Prime system?

  • Two lithium‑ion batteries are included with the BladderScan Prime system.

What is the battery charge time?

Approximately 2.5 hours.

Is calibration required on the BladderScan Prime instrument?

  • Verathon® recommends that you calibrate the probe every 12 months. By default, the BladderScan Prime system reminds you before calibration is due. You can change how early the configuration message is displayed and suppress the configuration reminder entirely.

Can BladderScan Prime instruments be calibrated on site?

  • Yes. If your facility has purchased a BladderScan Prime calibration tank, your instruments may be calibrated on site.
  • In the event of a drop, Prime has a built‐in mechanical diagnostic to confirm it’s still working properly.

What is the procedure for performing a system reset on the PRIME instrument?

  • To perform a system reset, press and hold the reset button for three seconds. The reset button is located next to the battery well.

Is the ScanPoint Image Management System required to use a BladderScan Prime instrument?  

  • No, the ScanPoint Image Management System is neither required nor available with the BladderScan Prime instrument.

Can the Pre-Scan mode be disabled?

  • Your BladderScan Prime instrument comes with the pre-scan mode disabled. You can modify the defaults for your facility’s needs.
    • On the Home screen, tap Settings, and then tap Exam. The Settings screen opens the Exam tab.
    • Tap the field to update, and then if applicable, select or type new values:
      • Enable Live Imaging Prescan—Select to show a real‐time B‐mode ultrasound preview image while aiming the probe. If this option is enabled, the Aiming Assistance Timeout setting is also visible and configurable.
      • Show Bladder Outline—Select to show computed bladder outline graphics on B‐mode images.

What is the procedure for disconnecting the probe from the console?

  • Before you connect or disconnect the probe from the console, ensure the console is turned off by removing the battery from the instrument. To disconnect the probe, squeeze the connector brackets and then pull the probe cable connector out of the port. Do not pull on the cable.

To attach the probe to the console:

  • Locate the port on the side of the console.
  • Align the probe cable connector with the port on the console.
  • Gently push the connector into the port, until the connector clicks into place and is secure. 
Once the probe is attached to the console, it can remain attached between uses.

What is the procedure for entering and saving patient data?

  • The BladderScan Prime system can store saved exams on the BladderScan Prime instrument or external devices such as USB drives and SD cards. If you scan the patient multiple times during an exam, the system saves the largest measurement.
  • If no external devices are attached, the BladderScan Prime system stores saved exams on the instrument.

How many scans can be stored internally?

  • A maximum of five scans can be stored in scan history. If more then five scans are performed, the oldest scan is deleted to accommodate the newest scan.

What is the procedure for powering up the Prime device?

  • If a charged battery is inserted in the console and the screen is blank, then the instrument is in standby mode. Press the Standby button . 
If the system has a discharged battery or a battery is not inserted, insert a charged battery.
  • Allow the instrument to start. The Home screen appears when the instrument is fully started.
  • Press the Standby button to place the system in standby mode. Allow sufficient time for the 
instrument to enter standby mode.

What is the procedure for powering down the Prime device?

  • Press the Standby button to place the system in standby mode. Allow sufficient time for the 
instrument to enter standby mode.

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