"Getting Schooled" in Probe Repair OperationsSurveyThere are no incorrect answers. Just share your opinions. Step 1 of 6 16% Name First Name Only 1. How many years should a REPAIRED probe last?(Required)The life expectancy of a new probe is 3 - 5 years depending upon the probe type and the level of care it is given. 2-3 Years 3-5 Years 4 Years 5 Years 6 Years 2. A REPAIRED probe, that is 2 years old, should have the same performance of a...(Required) New probe 2-year old probe 3. How important is the overall appearance of a REPAIRED probe rcompared to that of a NEARLY-NEW PROBE?(Required)Please rate on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the MOST IMPORTANT. 1 2 3 4 5 4. If a repaired probe is going to be returned to the same user, should cosmetic blemishes be repaired (or addressed)?(Required)Over time, with normal use, probes will develop cosmetic blemishes which do not impact performance or safety. Examples could include ink marks on the cable, minor staining from gel and chipped pain on the connector. They would not include items such as cracks in the probe housing. Yes No 5. Typically, when a manufacturer supplies a new or factory-refurbished probe, they DO NOT provide documentation relative to the probe’s performance. When a probe is repaired by someone, other than the manufacturer, should that provider be required to supply documentation relative to the probe’s performance?(Required) Yes No 6. Does anyone, in your clinical rotation facility, perform incoming QC on new, replacement, or repaired probes?(Required) Yes No Unsure 7. Organizations, such as the American College of Radiology (ACR), have established criteria for assessing probe performance using a tissue mimicking phantom. Do you think that this level of testing is sufficient when qualifying/accepting a REPAIRED probe?(Required) Yes No 8. Probe manufacturers recommend that end-users (sonographers, echo-techs, etc.) perform regular, if not daily, visual inspections of their probes. How frequently do the end-users, in your clinical rotation facility, perform regular visual inspections of their probes?(Required)Please rate on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the MOST FREQUENTLY. 1 2 3 4 5 9. Let's assume that you just had a probe failure. In your opinion, what is of greatest importance?(Required) The speed at which the replacement probe can be obtained The quality of the replacement probe The cost of the replacement probe 10. Who should have the final say of acceptable probe performance/image quality?(Required) Clinician/Radiologist/Physicist Songrapher/Echo Tech/etc. Clinical Engineering/Service Engineer Independent/Outside 3rd Party NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.