CLI 1400 Sealed Annular Array Probes
The CLI 1400 series are small, light-weight hand-held annular array imaging probes that, when coupled to appropriate multi-channel imaging electronics, provide variable focal depths and extended depths of field. This probe is ideal for high-resolution, high frequency imaging applications (12.0 – 18.0 MHz). The probe is hermetically sealed and may be detached from its cable for simple, easy cleaning and disinfecting.
The heart of the CLI probe is a sealed, nickel plated assembly containing all of the functional components of the probe. A plastic housing, or “cover”, is applied over this assembly to provide custom design elements. These covers can be designed by CLI or by the customer.
Posterior chamber, or retinal imaging, is a frequent use of this probe. Variable focal depth capability (with appropriate electronics) allows interrogation of the gamut of adult orbit depths.
Traditional single-channel imaging systems have a fixed focal depth best suited for adult size eyes (21-25mm axial depths). However, the axial depth of a newborn may be as short as 15 mm. A fixed focus probe designed for adult use will yield poor performance in the newborn eye unless some sort of awkward stand-off is used. An annular array probe with agile focus can easily place the best focus within these small orbits.
Orbit size varies considerably in the animal world. Most ultrasound systems used in veterinary practice are designed for human use and may not be optimal for some animals – those with eyes either larger or smaller than the human eye. The variable depth focal capabilities of annular array probes make them very well suited for a wide range of orbit sizes and, therefore, for a wide range of animals.
CLI is the world’s leading supplier of probes for ophthalmic applications.
Because this probe is hermetically sealed, has a small diameter and is easily cleaned or disinfected, it is well suited for use in the O.R. The probe is suitable for scanning through burr holes, craniotomies and other surgical applications.
Small Animal Veterinary
Small size and a wide range of high frequencies make this probe valuable for various peripheral imaging applications in the small animal practice.
Active Element Diameter: Up to 9.0 mm
Transducer Type: Solid or composite PZT
Center Frequencies: 5.0 – 18 MHz
Focus: Variable (depends on transducer specification)
Depth of Field: Variable (depends on transducer specification)
Viewable Scan Angle: 60 degrees, maximum
Weight: 48 grams, nominal
Length: 120 mm, nominal
Cable: Detachable (Fisher connector)
Standard Product Specifications
|Transducer Frequency||12.5 MHz||18.0 MHz|
|Transducer Diameter||8.0 mm||8.0 mm|
|Probe Center Frequency||11.0 MHz||15.0 MHz|
|Scan Angle||60 degrees||60 degrees|
|Length||120 mm||120 mm|
|Weight||48 grams||48 grams|