• + Quantum Perfusion for the O.R.
    • Quantum Perfusion for the OR:

      The flexible range of Quantum Perfusion Technologies combined with vertical and horizontal space frame solutions is a unique combination of world leading Perfusion Technologies and Integrated Patient Safety Systems designed to support a wide range of clinical therapies that use Extracorporeal Circulation for patient life-support within the Operating Room.

      Heater-Cooler (Mr. Frosty):

      A powerful and revolutionary Heater-Cooler technology that eliminates the growth environment for the Mycobacterium Chimaera bacteria, eliminates the disruption of the Operating Room based laminar flow systems and eliminates the time-consuming need for hazardous cleaning procedures.

    • Quantum Technologies for the O.R.
    • Quantum Perfusion Modules
    • Quantum Sterile Technologies
    • Quantum Thermal Technologies
    • Sentinel Total Customer Support
  • + Quantum Perfusion for the I.C.U., Cath Lab & Transport
    • Quantum Perfusion for the ICUs:

      The flexible range of Quantum Perfusion Technologies have been developed by Spectrum Medical to support a wide range clinical therapies in the ICU and emergency procedures in the Cath-Lab.  Platform flexibility combined with superior performance and the ultimate systems integration with Quantum Informatics delivers the highest quality of care and patient safety.

      Quantum Perfusion for Transport:

      The use of Carbon Fibre offers significant weight savings when compared to existing transport platforms without sacrificing overall system strength when used in rugged environments.  The Melbourne Transport Frame integrates with various Quantum Perfusion Modules and makes use of a range of Quantum Sterile Technologies and when in the ICU the overall system can “dock” with Toronto ICU system as well as Quantum Informatics.

    • Quantum Technologies for the I.C.U. & Cath Lab
    • Quantum Technologies For Transport
    • Quantum Perfusion Modules
    • Quantum Sterile Technologies
    • Sentinel Total Customer Support
  • + Quantum Software Solutions
    • Quantum Informatics:

      Quantum Informatics is a total solution for the complex high acuity space focused on patient clinician connectivity in the I.C.U. and the O.R. As a fully HL7 compliant system, Spectrum Medical’s Quantum Informatics Technology allows for the integration of 3rd party devices, the real-time distribution of critical patient information and deployment of “active Patient Safety Systems” and clinical Best Practice.

      Quantum EMR:

      Easy to learn and use, the Quantum EMR (formally VIPER) software is highly responsive with single-tier navigation offering peace of mind that the process of EMR generation will not impact patient care or patient safety.  It is ideally suited as a solution for clinical specialty areas not supported by larger enterprise systems or where flexible workflow / device integration is a key requirement for clinical use.

    • Quantum Informatics
    • Quantum EMR

Flow & Bubble Detection

The measurement of Blood Flow:

To provide the accurate measurement of blood flow Spectrum Medical uses the latest ultrasonic technologies and the proven concept of “transit time”.

Clamp on probe body

Transit time is the name given to the “phase delay” between a pair of opposing Ultrasonic transmitters and receivers.  Pair one will measure the upstream transit time and pair two will measure the downstream transit time.
The transit time of the ultrasonic signal is decreased when travelling downstream with the blood flow and increased when travelling upstream against the blood flow.  The phase delay between the integrated transit times is a measure of flowing blood.

If the transit times were equal in both the upstream and downstream sensing systems this would indicate that blood flow was static.


The Measurement of Emboli and Gross Emboli (bubbles)

Unlike blood flow, which is detected by changes in signal phase, emboli or gross Emboli (bubbles) is measured by detecting reductions in Ultrasonic signal strength.  Gas as opposed to flowing blood is a poor conductor of ultrasonic energy and as emboli pass through the sensing elements the ultrasonic signal is reduced. 

The level of emboli volume within the flowing blood will be dependent on the level of signal reduction multiplied by the number of signal reduction events.


Using ultra low-noise electronic technologies maximizes system sensitivity and speed of measurement.  With channel specific samplings speeds now in excess of 2500 times per second Spectrum Medical has ensured system sensitivity to the presence of Emboli or Gross Emboli (bubbles).


HCT/SO2 Part Number Tube ID Tube Wall Tube OD Flow Probe Part Number
3003-010-023 3/16 1/16 5/16 H5XLA
3003-010-024 3/16 3/32 3/8 N/A
3003-010-022 1/4 1/16 3/8 H6XLE
3003-010-021 1/4 3/32 7/16 H7XLH
3003-010-020 3/8 3/32 9/16 H9XLM
Venous Only 1/2 3/32 11/16 H11XLD