The sound emissions from ultrasonic baths (ultrasonic cleaners) are often an underestimated hazard. However, they must be measured and evaluated in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
In various medical specialties, ultrasound probes are used for diagnostic purposes, gamma probes are used intraoperatively. With regard to the type of use and the resulting risk, ultrasound probes are usually classified by the operator as semi-critical, gamma probes as critical medical devices (according to the KRINKO recommendation from 2012).