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Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017 May;43(5):1076-1079. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.01.002. Epub 2017 Feb 9.

Guidelines for Cleaning Transvaginal Ultrasound Transducers Between Patients.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Electronic address: Jabramowicz@bsd.uchicago.edu.
2
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (Emeritus), School of Medicine, University of Leicester, UK.
3
Basic Radiologic Sciences Division, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
4
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Emeritus), Lund University, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
5
Therapy Ultrasound, Division of Radiotherapy & Imaging, Joint Department of Physics, Royal Marsden Hospital, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide guidance regarding the cleaning and disinfection of transvaginal ultrasound probes. These recommendations are also applicable to transrectal probes.

KEYWORDS:

Infection control; Transducer cleaning; Ultrasound

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