APRIL 28, 2014 BY BRIAN GILL

Part 3 of 8: 2D imaging and image optimization tips on the Chison Q5 portable ultrasound machine for veterinarian and human studies

Imaging and Optimization with the Chison Q5 portable ultrasound machineIn this Part of our Chison Q5 Ultrasound Training Series, we address 2D imaging and image optimization instructions for the Chison Q5 portable ultrasound machine.

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Go to other parts of the training:
Part 1: Introduction and System tour of the Chison Q5
Part 2: Getting Started with the Q5
Part 3: Chison Q5 Imaging and Image Optimization
Part 4: PW/Color Doppler and M-Mode
Part 5: Annotations, Measurements & Analysis
Part 6: Saving Images, Clips and Cine Review
Part 7: Exam Review, Reports, and Export
Part 8: Utilities, System Settings, Customization, and Presets

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Transcript to 2D and Image Optimization tips on the Chison Q5 ultrasound machine

Up top we have our image optimization controls. Here we have our frequency, dynamic range, and as I showed before, you’ll twist these to get a different value. Focal number. Focal position. Compound imaging. I-image. This is an optimization feature done by the system that changes various parameters to try and increase the quality of the image.

If I twist I-image, you can see if I’ve got it off, it has various impacts on what the image looks like. Hopefully on that video you can see the impact it has on the image. Here we have persistence, which is like a frame averaging. Line density. And noise rejection filter. If you’d like to know more about these technologies, we have a series on our blog at www.providianmedical.com/blog. On there, you’ll see some image optimization features, and a good description of what all these different things do and how it can improve your image quality.

It’s important to know how they work to best improve your image quality. We have some secondary image optimization controls by pushing down this menu button. We have our scanned width. Image rotation. Going to go there, push down and it will change that rotation. Push down again and I can scroll down, change my gamma. Push down, smoothing, edge enhancement, acoustic power, trapezoidal mode.

Biopsy will give me the biopsy guide. Brightness of the screen. And we have our utility menu down below, which we’ll get to later. When we’re done, we’ll push the B button back, and we’ll be back to where we began. Now I’ve made a lot of changes this image, and it’s not the way I originally liked it. If I want to reset everything I’ve done– if I’ve played with all these controls and decided I didn’t like what I did, best thing to do is just go back to probe button, re-select your exam. And the settings will go back to the default setting from the factory. We can save our own presets as well. We’ll get into that in the later movie as well.