Following publication of the Pre-owned Equipment Checklist for Ultrasound Equipment in September, the launch event took place at The British Medical Ultrasound Society’s offices on the same day.
AXREM worked in collaboration with BMUS, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and The Society of Radiographers to produce this best practice ultrasound checklist.
AXREM members, the working group that produced the checklist and other key stakeholders came together to launch the document and celebrate the work of the ultrasound special focus group (SFG), along with the wider work of the association.
The document consists of three checklists, the first referring to ultrasound probes. Probes have been separated from the rest of the imaging system because they are the most common point of failure and are replaceable without any changes 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.
Ultrasound SFG convenor Roy Tappin, GE HealthCare regional general manager UKI ultrasound, said: “It was a chance to celebrate the launch of the used equipment checklist document that we have worked hard on for many months. People taking time out of their very busy schedules emphasises the commitment that all parties have to collaborating for the good of our exciting ultrasound modality, and what can be achieved when we pull together and drive change.”
Picture: The checklist was launched at the BMUS offices.
Published on page 20 of the October 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.