16 MHz ultrasound probes are used to measure blood flow conditions in the microvascular region. Using the 16 MHz frequency, it is not only possible to detect the blood flow in vessels near to the surface (non-invasive examination) but also to invasively place the probe directly on the wall of the vessel to be examined, for example in the case of an anastomosis. 16 MHz probes are available as disposable and reusable probes. The insonation depth of all 16 MHz probes is approximately 0.5 mm to 8 mm.
16 MHz re-usable probes
Standard 16 MHz probes are available in diameters of 1, 2, and 3 mm with a cable length of 2.5 m. The 16 MHz endoscopy probes with a diameter of 1.8 mm are especially designed for endoscopic examinations and equipped with a rigid 2.5 m long cable.
16 MHz disposable probes
Disposable probes are intended for various intra-operative applications, e.g. for aneurysm clipping. The sterile packed 16 MHz disposable probes have a diameter of 1.3 mm and a cable length of 2.5 m.
The probe navigator, which consists of a handle and a mounted shaft, serves to safely accommodate and guide 16 MHz disposable probes. The probe cable is routed through the shaft and handle so that the view of the operation field is not restricted.
The probe navigator is available in different designs for neurosurgery and vascular surgery.
Shafts for the existing handle can each be ordered in sets of three in various shapes and lengths. A sterilisation container can be optionally ordered. Cleaning and sterilisation: the probe navigator handle and shaft are made of stainless steel and can be washed and autoclaved.