New ultrasound equipment checklist published


A NEW checklist for pre-owned ultrasound equipment has been published.

A collaboration between AXREM, the UK trade association representing the interests of suppliers of diagnostic medical imaging, radiotherapy, healthcare IT and care equipment, IPEM, the British Medical Ultrasound Society and the Society of Radiographers, has produced the Pre-owned Equipment Checklist for Ultrasound.

The document consists of three checklists, with the first one referring to ultrasound probes, which are the most common point of failure and are replaceable without any changes required to the ultrasound system.

The second and third checklists refer to the rest of the ultrasound system and post-sales support. The vendor of the refurbished or pre-owned ultrasound equipment should complete the checklists to provide confidence to purchasers that reasonable governance procedures have been followed.

The production of the checklist has been a project to set best practice to ensure the very best quality equipment is provided, ensuring clinicians can get the best images, and patients receive the best diagnosis and treatment.

Sally Edgington, Chief Executive Officer of AXREM, said: ‘Industry have a key role to play ensuring that patients get the very best care, so this checklist is an important step in the right direction. I hope this checklist can be used widely by procurement professionals.’

Pre-owned Equipment Checklist