Experienced sonographers know the impact that 4D ultrasound technology makes on monitoring the health of an unborn child—and the immeasurable joy it brings to expecting parents. You want your transducer to work properly every time, and when there is a problem, you need repairs done quickly, accurately and cost affordable.
MPI Probe Labs is a recognized leader in 4D probe repair, with an exceptional track record for delivering rapid, cost-effective repairs on ultrasound probes from virtually every manufacturer. Our skilled technicians have a depth of experience in portable, economy, midrange and high-end systems from GE, Siemens, Philips, Samsung, and Zonare, among many others.
We can fix a broad range of issues that are specific to 4D probes, including:
- 3D/4D motor control failures. If the array stops moving or gets stuck, the motor control function has failed and may need to be repaired or replaced.
- 3D/4D probe leakage. A quick diagnostic test with the gain turned all the way up can determine whether leakage is an issue if the image initially appears wavy.
- Image dropout. When a transducer is damaged or dropped, the piezoelectric crystals may stop sending or receiving signals, resulting in scans with weak or dead elements.
- Air bubbles in the oil. Dropouts or black circular areas that appear to move during scans are usually caused by air bubbles and can be quickly remedied.
Other common issues include broken locking mechanisms, cracks and separation in the strain relief, and work or cracked transducer membranes caused by extended use.