Why GE?

  • As a trusted partner for ultrasound technologies, we know how important it is to take great care of probes – and how challenging the HLD process can be. Unlike other solutions for TEE probes, GE can help you streamline the many touch points for a TEE transducer – from cleaning to disinfection, to documentation, transportation and storage.

    • We offer a 30-year history in ultrasound. With that history comes an understanding of the unique challenges faced in the ultrasound environment – including transducer disinfection.

    • As a manufacturer of ultrasound transducers, we understand the importance of proper probe care and handling procedures to maximize transducer performance and product life.


  • Staff and Patient Safety
    The disinfectant seal is pierced by insertion into the system, eliminating chemical exposure. The ultrapure filtration system helps ensure that fumes are automatically neutralized and the disinfectant is seamlessly captured and purged. Five rinse cycles, versus three with other systems, help remove any disinfectant residue from the probe.
  • Quick Start
    You get what you need for precleaning and the disinfectant comes ready for use in a premeasured, single-use pack.

  • Probe Protection
    TPorter® transportation unit, which is designed for TEE transducers, helps prevent damage while staff members transport the probes. Special storage cabinets maintain the right climate conditions and security to prevent contamination.
  • Automated Reporting
    After completing the disinfection cycle, you automatically get the required printed verification, facilitating regulatory compliance.
  • Integrated leak testing
    Usually a separate step, with TD100® your required electrical leak testing is built directly into the TD100® process to make it quick, clean and easy.

How it Works

Complete Reprocessing Solution

TD 100 requires only 7 simple steps to complete high level disinfection of your TEE probe.

Guidelines & Recommendations

“ …because condoms/probe covers can fail, the [semi-critical ultrasound] probe also should be high level disinfected.” 1


“ All internal transducers (e.g., vaginal, rectal, and transesophageal transducers) as well as intraoperative transducers require high level disinfection before they can be used on another patient.” “Because of the potential disruption of the barrier sheath, high level disinfection with chemical agents is necessary.” 2


“ Semi-critical devices…sterilize these devices between uses whenever feasible, but high level disinfection is minimally acceptable.”


“ Semi-critical devices should be sterilized, if possible. However, if sterilization is not feasible, the, device, at a minimum, must be subjected to a high level disinfection process…” 3


“...the structural and electrical integrity of the transducer must be checked between each use using an ultrasound transducer leakage tester.”5


“ …A new recommendation for high-level disinfection or sterilization of endocavity ultrasound probes highlights the risk for probe contamination with lower levels of disinfection, even when a sheath or cover is used. ” 4




Ordering accessories and supplies for TD 100 Automated TEE probe disinfection is easy.

1. RutalaWA, Weber DJ, HICPAC. Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities. USA: Centers for Disease Control; CDC 2008. (https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfectionguidelines.pdf)
2. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Guidelines for cleaning and preparing external and internal-use ultrasound probes between patients. AIUM Official Statement. Online at: http://www.aium.org/officialStatements/57. Accessed March 8, 2016.
3. http://www.aami.org/standards/index.aspx?navItemNumber=504.
4. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). In: Sharon A. Van Wicklin, editor. High-Level Disinfection. AORN Guidelines for periOperative Practice Online. Online: AORN, Inc; 2018. p. I.HLD1-I.HLD24.
5. Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Standards and Guidelines for echocardiography standards
6. The Joint Commission Online: Standards FAQ Details. Self-Contained High-Level Disinfection Units – Semi-Critical Devices.  Accessed 11-Sep-2017.