Busy healthcare facilities often need to replace or repair transducers. Use of a damaged transducer may yield inaccurate results or a missed diagnosis. When transducers are revised or changed using methods or materials outside of OEM specifications, there are potential impacts to image quality and subsequent clinical outcomes. For instance, use of materials that are not the original OEM array and lens material for a repair may cause the transducer to not perform to its fullest potential and diagnostic performance. Our Siemens Healthineers Certified Repaired Transducers (SCTs) conform to Siemens Healthineers standards and Siemens Healthineers OEM specifications. No other repair vendor has access to Siemens Healthineers OEM materials or OEM standards.
When your transducers need service, it’s tempting to explore the lowest cost solution for repair or replacement. But on-going innovation in transducer design has increased the complexity in repairing an ultrasound transducer. Therefore, careful consideration should be made when selecting your transducer repair strategy in order to ensure continued image quality, patient safety, and diagnostic confidence.
Siemens Healthineers offers trustworthy repaired transducers using certified OEM parts.
Features and benefits
Access to original materials used to manufacture the transducer
Ultrasound transducers are finished medical devices. When a Siemens Healthineers ultrasound transducer is designed and manufactured, materials are carefully selected to fulfill specific industry performance and safety standards related to biocompatibility, electrical leakage, lens surface temperature, acoustic output, and fluid ingress. In the repair process, access to original materials protects image quality and user's diagnostic confidence.
Knowledge of the original test specifications
Test report provided with every Siemens Healthineers Certified Repaired Transducer
Siemens Healthineers has the detailed knowledge of the original transducer test specifications, which were developed by engineers who designed the transducers as well as the ultrasound software and architecture that use them. This knowledge enables the effective design of comprehensive Certified Repaired transducer pass/fail tests, protecting critical elements of image quality such as resolution, penetration, and harmonic performance. To assure your transducer’s image quality and resulting diagnostic confidence, Siemens Healthineers is an optimal partner for your transducer repair or replacement.
Cost savings with diagnostic confidence
- In addition to repaired transducers, Siemens Healthineers Certified Transducer Repair program offers a range of options to meet your transducer replacement needs at competitive pricing.
Siemens Healthineers Certified Repaired Transducers (SCTs)
- When a transducer needs to be replaced due to accidental damage or normal wear and tear, Siemens Healthineers Certified Repaired Transducers (SCTs) provide a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new one.
Direct Repair Services*
- Quality repairs of healthcare facilities’ own transducers are also available
- Wear and tear can cause hard-to-detect damage that creates image artifacts that could result in wrong or missed diagnoses1. We can provide testing for Siemens Healthineers and non-Siemens Healthineers transducers.
1 “High incidence of defective ultrasound transducers in use in routine clinical practice” European Journal of Echocardiography, Martensson, et al, October, 2008
*Not commercially available in all countries. Consult your local Siemens Healthineers Representative or contact any member of the Siemens Healthineers Certified Repaired Transducers team