Coralville, Iowa (November 21, 2017) – CIVCO Medical Solutions demonstrated the latest in ultrasound probe reprocessing at the Radiological Society of North America annual conference in Chicago November 26 – November 30, 2017. The ASTRA® series of automated reprocessors offers many unique features that help users meet audit and accreditation requirements for Joint Commission and Infection Control standards.
The ASTRA VR is an automated reprocessor for the high-level disinfection and rinsing of one or two endovaginal/endorectal ultrasound probes. The ASTRA TEE® is an automated reprocessor for the high-level disinfection and rinsing of one or two transesophageal (TEE) probes.
The ASTRA is compatible with three industry-leading high-level disinfectants: Revital-Ox RESERT (Hydrogen Peroxide), Cidex OPA, and Metricide OPA Plus. The ASTRA’s ability to reuse disinfectant solution dramatically minimizes reprocessing cycle costs. A single gallon of disinfectant can be reused in the system for up to 21 days (Hydrogen Peroxide) or 14 days (OPA).
Easy, step-by-step prompts take the user through the ASTRA’s two-minute disinfection setup process. While ASTRA performs the disinfection and rinsing, staff can complete other work and come back to disinfected probes without risk of probe damage. In addition, there is no warmup time with ASTRA; it is ready to disinfect when you are.
The ASTRA series has a built-in bar code reader that captures and automatically stores information including: probe ID, operator ID, exam ID, and type of disinfectant. The ASTRA also automatically captures and logs temperature, date and time of disinfection, MRC pass or fail, leak test pass or fail, and cycle outcome. All of the data from the last 2,000 cycles is stored on the ASTRA and downloaded as needed, resulting in fully automated disinfection logging.
“The ASTRA series of high-level disinfection systems for ultrasound probes were designed to help keep patients and probes safe, while saving our customers time and money,”, said Alexas Swartz, Director of Marketing at CIVCO Medical Solutions. “The ASTRA series automatically controls the time, temperature, and rinse cycles for the probes while providing fully automated data logging.”
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CIVCO Medical Solutions has over 30 years of experience and offers cutting-edge medical technology to a diverse group of medical professionals. CIVCO designs and manufactures accessories for use in diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and interventional procedures with a strong focus on ultrasound. CIVCO’s specialties include: infection control (ultrasound and CT covers to high-level disinfection systems for ultrasound probes), needle and device guidance, and electromagnetic needle tracking. In March 2016, CIVCO acquired PCI Medical, a market leader in ultrasound transducer high-level disinfection. With the addition of high-level disinfection to our product portfolio, CIVCO is a trusted infection control partner to help clinicians maintain compliance. Corporate information is available at WWW.CIVCO.COM.
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