Sonora releases TEE probe test

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Sonora Medical Systems, a supplier of after market products, training and test equipment to the medical imaging market, has released a new version of its ultrasound probe testing device, FirstCall, focused on testing transesophageal (TEE) probes. 

Using its patented technology, the Longmont, Colo.-based Sonora said its FC-t is designed to detect fluid infiltration into the insertion tube caused by bite marks or small tears in the coating material of the probe, which causes TEE failures.

“If you need to replace five orsix of these TEE probes per year at $20,000 per probe the expense, downtime and patient safety issues are dramatic,” said G. Wayne Moore, president and CEO of Sonora.