Why high level disinfection for ultrasound probes?

Why high level disinfection for ultrasound probes?

What is trophon2?

Distributed by GE Healthcare, trophon2 is an automated high level disinfection for endocavitary probes. Smart Protection - trophon2 contributes to protect patients, staff and the environment by helping to reduce risk10.

Smart Flexibility

trophon2 streamlines set-up, can be customised to your workflow and has extensive probe compatibility to help improve efficiency.

Smart Traceability

AcuTrace™ simplifies the creation of accurate digital records, all stored on your trophon2 to help increase audit-readiness.

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