What ultrasound systems and ultrasound transducers can be combined with a CLEAR GUIDE system?
CLEAR GUIDE systems can be combined with a wide range of different ultrasound models. Please contact us to inquire about your specific situation.
Our database of supported combinations is constantly growing; validated systems include:
- SonoSite: M-Turbo, S-Series, Edge, X-Porte, and MicroMaxx
- BK: Flex Focus 400 exp
- Ultrasonix: SonixTABLET
- Philips: iU22, Epiq, CX50
- GE: Logiq e9
- Mindray: M7, TE7
- ZONARE: Z.One PRO
Can I move the CLEAR GUIDE system between different ultrasound machines at my clinic?
Yes. But keep in mind – for each different ultrasound system model, you need to have at least one CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE unit.
Can I switch the CLEAR GUIDE Optical Head between ultrasound transducers?
No. The optical head is rigidly connected to the ultrasound transducer you choose when ordering a CLEAR GUIDE system. However, you can use multiple different CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBEs with a single CLEAR GUIDE system (e.g. linear or convex transducers).
Can I order several CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBEs with a CLEAR GUIDE system? Can I later add more SuperPROBE units?
Yes. You can always extend your CLEAR GUIDE system with new, different SuperPROBEs to match your clinical needs.
Can I upgrade my existing ultrasound transducers to CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBEs?
Clear Guide Medical recommends you use a new ultrasound transducer for your CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE. Please contact us to inquire about your specific situation.
Do I have to calibrate my CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE?
No. CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBEs are fully pre-calibrated by a technician during installation, and you will never have to calibrate them yourself. During regular device maintenance, the SuperPROBE will be checked up and fully re-calibrated by a qualified Clear Guide Medical technician.
How is sustained calibration of a CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE guaranteed?
Regular device maintenance is scheduled for all CLEAR GUIDE systems. The SuperPROBE will be checked up by a qualified Clear Guide Medical technician. Details of this maintenance program are specified during ordering.
Do I need any further equipment to use a CLEAR GUIDE system?
All the components necessary for CLEAR GUIDE Image Guidance are
- your ultrasound machine,
- the CLEAR GUIDE CORE, and
- the CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE.
Depending on the clinical intervention or workflow, you may want to use
- CLEAR GUIDE SteriMASK sterile covers for the SuperPROBE,
- CLEAR GUIDE VisiMARKER fiducials for improved guidance, or
- CLEAR GUIDE TipTAGS for full guidance.
Can I perform both in-plane and out-of-plane insertions with one CLEAR GUIDE SuperPROBE?
Yes – to some extent. During ordering, you specify the configuration of your SuperPROBEs (either in-plane or out-of-plane). Instrument guidance is supported up to approx. +/-30 degrees around that main orientation.
Does the instrument tracking work with my regular needle/instrument?
CLEAR GUIDE systems support single, straight, rigid instruments (14G – 20G, min. visible instrument shaft: 4cm) for two different guidance modes:
- CLEAR GUIDE TipTAGS or PercepTIP instruments: full guidance (i.e. instrument trajectory + tip visualization)
- Regular instruments (needles, ablation introducers, syringes etc.): instrument trajectory guidance (i.e. no tip visualization)