Automatically differentiates between male and female anatomy and locates bladder without aiming
Hand-held, light and compact and works perfectly even at a distance from the scanner console
Sophisticated imaging technology and eight transducers collect data across a broad surface area
Automatically calibrates itself with each scan - no routine maintenance required – easy to keep clean
Fast and simple to use with minimum user training required – the easiest to use bladder scanner
Improves user efficiency, reduces scanning time, reduces costs and improves standards of care
BBS Revolution™ is the easiest to use and easiest to maintain bladder scanner on the global healthcare market! Designed for use by medical professionals at all levels, including nurses, paramedics, technicians, nursing assistants and carers, the BBS Revolution™ improves user efficiency, reduces scanning time and reduces costs!
BBS Revolution™ utilises innovative breakthrough technology to facilitate fully automatic bladder scanning. BBS Revolution™ is the Quality Benchmark for the Next Generation of Diagnostic Ultrasound Bladder Scanners.
BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner has a hand-held wireless scanning probe and requires very little user training and very little expertise. The scanning can be performed quickly and easily by nurses and technicians, leading to fast diagnoses and happier patients as well as to significant time savings, reduced costs and greater efficiency.
BBS Revolution™ features innovative patented technology that is entirely unique, distinct and unrelated to other bladder scanner brands, designs and intellectual properties.
BBS Revolution™ is the easiest to use bladder scanner available on the global healthcare market. It improves user efficiency, reduces scanning time and reduces costs – there are no inconveniences of annual calibration, maintenance, regular servicing or expensive repairs – just the next generation technology at affordable price!
BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner performs rapid measurements for greater patient comfort, dignity and satisfaction and provides results everyone can trust!
Designed with ease of use in mind, the BBS Revolution™ does not have to be operated by trained sonographers. Integral built-in guidance screen guides the user through the simple and rapid scanning process. Bare minimum training is needed and the scanning can be performed with confidence as required at any time by nurses or care assistants.
Utilising breakthrough patented ultrasound technology with sophisticated imaging capabilities and equipped with a wireless scanning probe, the BBS Revolution™ automatically differentiates between male and female anatomy and locates the bladder without aiming. Accurate and consistently repeatable bladder volume measurements are delivered at a press of the button in just 3 seconds.
Wireless scanning probe takes measurements at a distance from the base unit, allowing effective scanning without the console on the trolley entering the patient’s room, thus delivering maximum convenience and highly desirable hygiene benefits.
The scanning probe is sealed and allows easy and convenient cleaning with cleansing disinfectant wipes after each patient before it can be used again to immediately scan next patient. Capable of scanning at a distance and easy to clean, the BBS Revolution™ is perfect for use even in the in strictest infection controlled environments.
Technologically advanced, the BBS Revolution™ automatically calibrates itself with every use, ruling out the need for annual calibration. The next generation technology delivers reliable and robust bladder scanner with no need for maintenance, servicing or costly repairs, backed up by 3 years’ full warranty on the entire system, including the wireless scanning probe.
Affordable and long term cost-effective, the BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner is perfect for all healthcare organisations and medical institutions worldwide.
BBS Revolution™ complies with the MDD 93/42/EEC (CE0120) and is FDA cleared.
BBS Revolution™ is designed and made by dBMEDx, Inc. in the USA. Founded in 2010 with a clear goal of revolutionising diagnostic ultrasound applications by making innovative ‘user friendly and kind to patients’ diagnostic ultrasound devices, the dBMEDx team consists of experts in medical devices, diagnostic ultrasound and medicine.
dBMEDx BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner benefits from patented ultrasound technology that is capable of collecting multiple b-mode image slices leading to a true 3 D data set that is at the very heart of the automated calculation of bladder volume. It is a ‘next generation‘ ultrasound technology that is distinct and unrelated to other bladder scanner brands, designs and intellectual properties.
The BBS in the BBS Revolution™’s name stands for ‘Benchmark Bladder System’, the true bladder scanning ‘Revolution’. The inventor of the BBS Revolution™ is Bill Barnard, Chief Technical Officer and Lead Engineer at dBMEDx. Bill has years of experience with ultrasound bladder scanners, having worked for 14 years at Verathon and featuring as a named inventor on 12 ultrasound related patents. All of the experience gained while working at Verathon went into the design of the 'next generation' benchmark bladder system. Failure points and product weaknesses in existing devices were addressed during design and development stages of the BBS Revolution™.
Most importantly, the lessons learned from what could improve bladder scanning for the nurse operator and the ability to design an entire scanner from scratch, essentially a blank sheet of paper, led to the creation of the BBS Revolution™, the Next Generation Bladder Scanner.
Power: Internal battery, up to 8 hours of continuous use (circa 700 scans)
Display: 800 x 480 Colour Backlit Display
Wireless Radio: Class 1 Bluetooth
Environmental Conditions for Use
Environmental Conditions for Storage
A transducer is the component in the system that collects the actual ultrasound data. With eight transducers, the BBS Revolution™ can collect the data faster and across a broader surface area. This provides two main advantages:
Because the BBS Revolution™ collects the data very quickly (0.2 seconds versus 3-4 seconds in case of other scanners), it is resistant to motion. Probes of other scanners must be held very still during the entire 3-4 second scanning duration to prevent blur of the data leading to inaccurate bladder volume measurement.
Because the BBS Revolution™ collects from a broad surface area, it can accommodate bladders that are very close to the skin. Other scanners cannot accurately measure such ‘proximal’ bladders.
Other brands of bladder scanners must know (i.e. through the mode selection) the gender of the patients and even more specifically, they need to know, if the patient has a uterus (use the female mode selection) or does not have a uterus (use the male mode selection).
The BBS Revolution™ is the next generation bladder scanner and does not require any patient selection criteria or modes. Extremely wide angle of view produced by the new technology in the BBS Revolution™ can distinguish the bladder from other organs, such as the uterus, which other scanning technology is not able to recognise.
The BBS Revolution™ is contra-indicated for foetal use and should not be used on pregnant patients. The same rule applies to other bladder scanners.
The BBS Revolution™ is specified to penetrate down 19 cm, similarly to other bladder scanners. It is suitable for use on both children and adults, including obese adults. Very small children/infants (i.e. below 15 kg body weight) are generally too small for getting accurate measurements from.
All standard hospital cleaning/disinfecting agents can be used, including diluted bleach, alcohol wipes, etc.
From the operator’s manual: After each use, wipe the scanner with a soft cloth or paper towel to remove excess gel. Mild soap or detergent can be used to clean the unit.
Disinfect the unit with bleach wipes or any glutaraldehyde based hospital disinfectant solution applied with a dampened cloth.
The wireless probe is the key differentiator for BBS Revolution™, enabling usage in special circumstances, such isolation rooms or wards. The console can be left outside of an isolation room and only the wireless scanning probe brought into the isolation room. The wireless connection has a range of 30 feet. The wireless technology is standard Bluetooth technology, which is accepted for use in clinical environments as it does not cause interference with other wireless devices. Additionally, each time the wireless scanning probe is docked in the cradle of the console, the scanning probe and the console ‘pair’ automatically. This means that the Bluetooth connection the BBS Revolution™ utilises is very robust, efficient and easy to use.
No, the BBS Revolution™ does not have a printer nor can connect to electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
The BBS Revolution™ does not store measurements or patient information. It simply measures the bladder volume and displays the result. Once the unit turns off, the result is gone. It is exactly like a thermometer – simple, concise and without potential risk of confidential information loss.
The bladder volume measurement should be subsequently entered manually into patient’s notes or electronic medical records. The potential for error related to manual data entry is small as the bladder volume measurement consists of 2 or 3 digits only.
It is difficult to automatically discriminate between free fluid in the abdomen and urine in the bladder. All bladder scanners struggle to provide an accurate bladder volume measurement in such circumstances; however, the BBS Revolution™ has some inherent advantages due to the new scanning technology and generally performs better than other bladder scanners in this type of challenging patients.
The BBS Revolution™ has consistent spatial resolution everywhere; the other bladder scanners have the best spatial resolution only in the centre of their field view. Hence they require the users to target the bladder and get the bladder in the centre of the field of view for accurate readings.
With the BBS Revolution™, the extremely wide field of view allows the device to automatically locate and measure the bladder. Aiming of the probe is just not necessary. All you need to do to get correct readings is to use generous amount of gel to cover the scanning probe and then hold its handle vertically up and press firmly into the belly.
The battery should last a full day in a very busy Urology clinic and should be recharged each night.
In a general hospital, it will last for several days before requiring a recharge. The system alerts the user when the battery is getting low with a simple battery icon on the display, similar to the battery indicator icon on mobile phones. It takes about two hours to fully recharge the system from a low battery status. The unit can be plugged in indefinitely as the battery charger automatically turns off once the battery is fully charged.
The battery is intended to last the lifetime of the unit and replacement is not necessary. If, for some reason, a user was insistent that the battery is changed due to hospital policies, then it can be easily replaced by in-house engineer. A replacement battery is inexpensive and can be purchased from the distributor who supplied the bladder scanner.
The battery inside the wireless scanning scanner is not replaceable, but lasts for the lifetime of the device. If the wireless scanning probe is returned diligently to the cradle after each use, the battery should last well over 5 years or longer.
The key to the wireless scanning probe battery longevity is to place the probe in the console cradle after each use to replenish used up battery power in an ongoing manner.
BBS Revolution™ uses 3.6 MHz transducers and the user does not need to worry about making any adjustments. Technicians performing ultrasound typically must make several adjustments to improve the appearance of the ultrasound image so they might ask this kind of question. The image analysis technology in the BBS Revolution™ automatically analyses the data in a way that is similar to the technician adjusting the power. The technology that performs this analysis is very sophisticated, but the user just needs to press the button and read the volume measurement on the screen.
"This is the easiest device I use as a nurse. I can have a student trained in 2 minutes."
"The staff are really enjoying the new units and staff on floors with old scanners are jealous!"
"We LOVE the BBS!!! We are using it with great success and excellent results! The nurses are so comfortable with the machine and it is already helping us to provide better care!"
"The BBS bladder scanner has been a great blessing to our clinic and we have thoroughly appreciated it's reliability."
Win Health Medical Ltd is a medical equipment supplier with interest in different areas of health care, including urology, pelvic floor rehabilitation and continence therapy.
Established in 2001 and active across the National Health Service and private healthcare in the United Kingdom, Win Health Medical offers diverse portfolio of quality medical equipment for professional applications in hospitals and clinics. Urology specific portfolio encompasses diagnostic ultrasound bladder scanners (i.e. globally unique 'next generation' bladder scanner the BBS Revolution™), professional pelvic floor rehabilitation systems and continence therapy devices.
Our key goals are to deliver:
We endeavour to provide innovation, quality, choice, value and excellent service to healthcare professionals nationwide in all areas of the United Kingdom.
Our Management Team has more than 25 years' experience in healthcare and our company has a solid track record of reliability and trustworthiness in supplying the NHS since 2002. Observing ABHI Code of Practice, BHTA Member, ISO certified with Quality Management Systems in place and MIA accredited, we are well qualified to serve the NHS and other healthcare providers across the United Kingdom.
We serve as the exclusive distributor of the BBS Revolution Bladder Scanner in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
To speak with us, please call 01835 864866 during office hours (Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm) or e-mail us with your enquiry and we will get in touch.Win Health Medical Ltd
Win Health Medical Ltd launches a website dedicated to the BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner.
Win Health Medical Ltd launched a website dedicated to the BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner! The website www.bbsrevolution.co.uk is now live!
The key purpose of the www.bbsrevolution.co.uk site is to offer an easy access to comprehensive information about the BBS Revolution™, the globally unique next generation bladder scanner, featuring advanced patented diagnostic ultrasound technology and a wireless scanning probe.
The site features a sleek modern design and is easy to use. There are several informative sections to look through, such as technical details of the BBS Revolution™, questions and answers and testimonials from the users. The introductory carousel highlights the unique benefits delivered by the BBS Revolution™. You will also find a list of medical events and exhibitions to visit to see the live demo of the BBS Revolution™.
Recent addition to Win Health Medical portfolio, the BBS Revolution™ is designed and manufactured in the USA by dBMEDx. The fully automated BBS Revolution™ is suitable for use by medical professionals at all levels, including nurses, paramedics, nursing assistants and carers. Affordable and cost-effective, the BBS Revolution™ improves user efficiency, reduces scanning time and reduces costs! It also improves hygiene, helps to combat CAUTIs and the spread of other healthcare-associated infections. Importantly, the BBS Revolution™ hugely improves patient dignity and increases patient satisfaction.
The www.bbsrevolution.co.uk website offers comprehensive information with pictures and videos and helps clinicians visualise how the BBS Revolution™ improves care and what positive impact it has in hospitals, clinics and practices. The site also makes it easy to get in touch.
Win Health Medical Ltd is the exclusive distributor of the BBS Revolution™ Bladder Scanner in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. All enquiries welcome!
End of summer holidays signalled an intense return to activities aiming to introduce the BBS Revolution™ to UK clinicians of different medical specialities involved in bladder scanning.
Out of 15 medical events planned for the autumn, we attended 5 during September.
Interest in the BBS Revolution™ remains consistently very high and very positive with no negative comments of any sort. Request for demo presentation to medical teams at different hospitals around the UK are flooding in.
BBS Revolution™ is viewed as a true innovation that will lead to more efficient bladder scanning services, help to save costs associated with bladder scanning as well as improve patient care, patient dignity and patient satisfaction.
On July 14th 2016, shortly after arrival of the first shipment of the BBS Revolution™, we launched this unique fully automated bladder scanner with wireless scanning probe at the meeting of the British Association of Urology Nurses Council in Bathgate near Edinburgh.
The BBS Revolution™ was received with great interest. The BAUN Council members were very interested to hear that the BBS Revolution™ was designed for everyday use primarily by nurses, technicians and paramedics rather than by specially trained sonographers.
A detailed presentation and a demonstration of the scanner was followed by a discussion of the unique features of the BBS Revolution™ and the significant advantages it offers, when compared to the traditional type of bladder scanners with vertical probes.
The BAUN Council members were impressed with the ease of use the BBS Revolution™ with no aiming of the probe and the speed of the scanning as well as repeatability of the results. Other well appreciated benefits of using the BBS Revolution™ included no need for calibration, no maintenance and easy disinfection after each scanned patient. A comment about the high suitability of the BBS Revolution™ for use in strictly infection controlled hospital environments was made.
The conclusion from the launch presentation was that the BBS Revolution™ will without a doubt make a huge difference to hospitals and clinics in need of technologically advanced, reliable and easy to use 'next generation' bladder scanners with potential to improve patient care and reduce costs.