Donations to BVRMC Foundation Purchase Latest Ultrasound Device

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pictured is Sonographer Julie McKinney with the Diagnostic Imaging Department's new Trophon EPR unit. This device is designed to perform high-level disinfection of ultrasound transducers in a safe and timely manner.

Trophon is a mechanical device utilizing highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide vapor to complete High Level Disinfection of transducers used in the ultrasound department.

The new Trophon EPR makes the task of transducer disinfection (between patients) faster, safer, and more convenient. It offers a seven-minute process without exposing staff to toxic chemicals and vapors. Unlike prior chemical disinfection methods, the Trophon process is environmentally friendly with the only by-products being water and oxygen. Trophon has replaced a 20 minute soak / rinse process.

"We are very grateful to donors who contribute to the BVRMC Foundation for funding this project which has allowed us to acquire advanced technology making our work safer and improving our productivity so we can provide the best care to our patients," states Joan Kurtz, Director of Imaging Services at BVRMC.