What is a probe?

An ultrasound machine is not just a piece of hardware; it’s the ‘brain’ behind the scenes, armed with the computing power to process, measure, and display the images it captures. Whether it’s powered by a battery or plugged into the mains, this machine is at the heart of the ultrasound experience.

But here’s where the true enchantment lies – the probe, (also referred to as a transducer). Plugged into the machine, this nifty device is your gateway to the world of ultrasound waves and the images they create. It’s like the conductor of a symphony, orchestrating the transmission and reception of ultrasound waves, which are then transformed into visual images by your trusty machine.

In this article, we will focus on the two most popular probe types: Convex and Microconvex.

Take a closer look at the ScanX ultrasound machine that I use and highly reccomend.

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