The medical industry requires specialized cable assemblies to manufacture devices and equipment of several types. They are an indispensable component used in the assembly of diagnostic equipment and imaging systems to sophisticated surgical robots. They are available in a wide range of specifications for applications across several areas of the health care industry.
This blog is meant to familiarize you with the four major areas where medical grade cable assemblies are indispensable.
Applications of Medical Grade Cable Assemblies
The below listed are the 4 key medical areas where cable assemblies are extensively used.
- Area – Surgical
Applications – Video Endoscopy, Electrosurgical Unit, Surgical Robots, Electrosurgical Unit, Medical Ventilators, Anesthetic Machines, Electro Thermal Bipolar Vessel Sealing, Circulatory Assist Devices, Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD), Defibrillators, Power Hand Instruments, and Arthroscopic Shaver System.
- Area – Imaging
Applications – MRI and Cardiac MRI Equipment, CT Scanning Unit, X-ray System , Ultrasound Unit, Obstetric and Maternal Fetal Ultrasound Equipment, Bone Densitometry or DXA, Fluoroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Digital Mammography.
- Area – Diagnostic and Therapeutic
Applications – ECG Machines, Blood Pressure Monitor, Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices, Combination Therapy Units, Light Therapy Equipment, Urinalysis System, Portable Ultrasound Scanner, X-Ray Film Processor Tabletop, Electrical Muscle Stimulators, and Magnetic Resonance Tomography
- Area – Patient Monitoring
Applications – ECG, Oxygen measurement, Temperature Measurement, and Blood Pressure Monitoring, among several others.
Medical Grade Cable Assemblies Tailored to your Applications
These days, medical device manufacturers prefer customized cable assemblies so that the final assembly fits their applications perfectly. However, ensure that you are providing the exact specifications to the manufacturer when stipulating requirements.
For specialized medical applications, cable assemblies can be customized to incorporate the following:
- Non-toxic and irritant-free cables
- Color-coding for polarization
- Smaller bend radius
- Low surface friction
Medical cable assemblies are built to last to resist frequent wash-downs using mild cleaning agents or industrial sterilization solutions. Also, they are superbly engineered to resist chemicals, radiation, vibration, high pressures, humidity, and variable temperatures. In addition, they can withstand corrosion, moisture, UV light, abrasion, impact and more.