When you dispose of ultrasound equipment, you must follow national rules for various materials in the equipment. Within the EU, you must send it to appropriate facilities for recovery and recycling.
BK Medical systems and transducers contain many different materials, but none require any special treatment compared with what would normally be expected for materials used in electronic equipment.
The printed circuit boards are made of epoxy, the monitor’s picture tube or flat panel contains heavy metals and the system contains a small lithium battery.
For further information about the material composition of BK Medical equipment, contact your BK Medical service representative.
Dispose of the equipment in a way that minimizes the effects on the environment.