- Cleaning or disinfecting the scanner using IPA (isopropyl alcohol) may damage it.
- Note: alcohol may be used as a transmission medium in procedures (such as cystoscopies) where ultrasound gel would , however it should not be used as a cleaner or disinfectant.
- Avoid acetone, Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), paint thinner, or other strong solvents and abrasive cleaners.
- Selecting a non-recommended solution, using an incorrect solution strength, or immersing a scanner deeper or longer than recommended can damage the scanner and will void warranty.
|1st Gen. Clarius Scanner||Clarius HD||Clarius HD3||HD/HD3 Fan||HD/HD3 Battery||HD/HD3 Battery
|Accel® PREVention™ Wipes||LLD, ILD||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|McKesson OPA/28 High-Level Disinfectant Solution||HLD||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Sani-Cloth® Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth||LLD, ILD||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Tristel Trio Wipes System||HLD (a)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
Cleaner & Disinfectant Details
|Solution||Origin (b)||Usage||Active Ingredients|
|Accel® PREVention™ Wipes||CA||Wipe||Hydrogen Peroxide|
|CaviWipes||US||Wipe||Alcohol, Quaternary Ammonia|
|McKesson OPA/28 High-Level Disinfectant Solution||US||Soak||Ortho-phthalaldehyde|
|MetriCide™ OPA Plus High-Level Disinfectant Solution||US||Soak||Ortho-phthalaldehyde|
|Sani-Cloth® AF3 Germicidal Disposable Wipe||US||Wipe||n-Alkyl (68% C12, 32% C14) dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides 0.14%|
|n-Alkyl (60% C14, 30% C16, 5% C12, 5% C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.14%|
|Sani-Cloth® Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth||US||Wipe||Alcohol, Quaternary Ammonia|
|Tristel Trio Wipes System||UK||Pre-clean wipe||Enzymes, Chlorine Dioxide|
* CL = Cleaner, HLD = High-level disinfectant, ILD = Intermediate-level disinfectant, LLD = Low-level disinfectant, S = Sterilant
a. EU only.
b. AU = Australia, CA = Canada, US = United States, UK = United Kingdom
Minimizing the Effects of Residual Disinfectant
If an OPA-based disinfectant is used, residual solution may remain on your scanners if you do
not carefully follow the manufacturer's instruction.
Important Information Regarding Disinfectants
- During an emergency where the scanner is used to examine multiple patients in a short period of time, a lack of proper cleaning and disinfection between patients may allow for the unintended spread of pathogens to patients and/or users.
- Always use protective eyewear and gloves when cleaning and disinfecting equipment.
- Disinfectants are recommended based on their chemical compatibility (not their biological
effectiveness) with product materials. For the biological effectiveness of a disinfectant, see
the guidelines and recommendations of the disinfectant manufacturer, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
- If a pre-mixed solution is used, check the expiry date.
- The level of disinfection required for a scanner is determined by the type of tissue it
contacts. Ensure the disinfectant is appropriate for the scanner and its application. Also,
read the disinfectant label instructions and the recommendations of the Association for
Professionals in Infection Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control.
- Clean the scanner after each use. This is an essential step before disinfection.
- When disinfecting the scanner, ensure that the solution's strength and duration of contact
are appropriate for disinfection.
- Follow the manufacturer's recommendations and instructions when using cleaners and