Volumetric and Diagnostic Professional Tool – tool4vol

Touch ScreenPINIT – Portable Bladder Ultrasound Scanner (PBUS), is medical device  dedicated for quick, accurate  non-invasive bladder volume contents measurement,
and also for basic exams and measurement of urinary organs and tracts.

Most common medical fields:

  • urinary incontinence /PVR/
  • urinary retention /POUR, AUR, CUR/
  • uroflowmetry (urodynamics) support
  • monitoring post-operative recovery
  • to assess effectiveness of mechanical bladder emptying
  • as a standard investigation for at-risk groups with urinary problems
  • to determine bladder volume if catheter not draining or is blocked
  • to identify any voiding problems prior to an invasive procedure
      and profits:

  • limitation of unnecessary catheterization
  • reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • non-invasive, no pain or discomfort
  • instantaneous results
  • help in managing incontinence
  • enables wide-range diagnose and measurements of bladder, kidneys, prostate etc.
  • easy and suitable for use with children and adults
  • cost reduction and saving staff time

Urodynamics support:
– kidneys and bladder exams  for infection/ inflammation absence confirmation (B-mode visualization)
– bladder filling confirmation and measurement – before and after uroflowmetry test

Sophisticated and unique features

  • bladder contents automatic estimated volume measurement – quick execution: single-click + 2 sec. = result
  • semi automatic – multipoint/trace  contoured  volume measurement – unique and excellent method for often appeared “difficult cases” and small volume bladders
  • professional mod WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get – non-blindfold measurements (real-time pre-scan)
  • diagnostic scanning mode –  classical B-mode visualization, for urology  (kidneys, bladder) and general abdominal exams
  • able to be assessed in the home or community setting
  • touch-screen operation, easy and convenient for measurement and control.

Used abbreviations:
PVR – Post Void Residual ; AUR – Acute Urinary RetentionCUR – Chronic Urinary RetentionPOUR – Post Operative Urinary Retention


Bladder Volume (BV) measurement

  • Probe operating main frequency: 2.5 – 5.0 MHz
  • Automatic bladder volume measurement (based on Echo-Son 3D technology)
  • Automatic displaying of the bladder contour on the live image
  • Automatic  displaying of the estimated bladder volume in real time during scanning
  • Two automatic modes : QUICK for estimating volume,  and AUTO for measurement  volume.
  • Additional semi-automatic methods: multi-point, continuous outline, 3-axis method HWL
  • Applications: for Male, Female and  Children
  • Volume range in automatic modes: 0..999ml
  • Volume range  in semi-automatic modes: 0..1499 ml
  • One button operated

General features

  • hi-res colour LCD 7″ display
  • easy-to-use, intuitive operation via touch screen
  • fast start of the device (ca. 6 sec)
  • scanning range: 10-23 cm
  • adjustment of display brightness
  • possibility of selecting 10 users (operators)
  • internal patient’s database
  • data entered via touch screen keyboard
  • possibility of connecting an external alphanumeric keyboard
  • support for  barcode reader
  • build-in thermal printer
  • internal memory and pen drive mass-storage
  • support of multiple languages – possibillity to add  another menu language
  • composite video output (optional)
  • easy software upgrade via USB

B – mode application

  • B – mode visualization:  sector, scanning angle 120°
  • Scanning depth:  13 .. 23 cm
  • Optimized probe operating frequency: 3.2 MHz
  • Distance measurement with two pairs of pointers
  • Volume and area measurement ( ellipse method)

Power supply

  • Power supply from an internal long-lasting battery or external power adapter
  • External AC/DC adaptor :
    –  input:100-230V AC 50/60Hz/ max 0.7A
    –  output:   +12V DC/2 A
  • Internal  battery:
    –  battery module  Li-Ion ,  2600 mAh
    –  working time on batteries ca 8 hours  (typical exams and measurement procedures)
    –  quick charging of batteries even while the device is in operation
    –  monitoring the battery status and charging progress
    –  power consumption  (battery supply) –  ca 12 W

Electrical safety standards
Medical device Class IIa complies with MDD 93/42 EEC
– Scanner complies with requirements for Class II devices of EN/IEC 60601-1

Weight and dimensions

  •  Dimensions (with built-in printer): 290 x 205 x 85 mm
  • Weight (with built-in printer): 1.4 kg
  • Overall weight (with transport suitcase) : ~ 2.6 kg

PINIT-PC software (optional)

  • a special software  that enables management of  the patient database and measurements (images)  obtained from  PINIT scanner.
  • it can be installed in any external PC computer, tablet etc. operated by Windows.
  • exchange of images and patient data  between a scanner and the  PINIT-PC application is done using an USB memory or via  a direct USB  connection.
  • possibility to print  on any printer the special report of exams
  • additional option – possibility to use the standard DICOM 3.0 to communicate with PACS/RIS systems (Store, Print, Worklist).