APRIL 24, 2014 BY BRIAN GILL

Learning the basic knobology of the Chison Q5Chison Q5 portable ultrasound machine

Following is part 1 of our free video training series on the Chison Q5 portable ultrasound provides the foundation of learning for the next 7 parts of the series. It is a brief tutorial on the Q5 and how to get around.

This is an important part of the series and I recommend you start here and go through the entire series, which will allow you to get the full perspective and training.

Links to other parts of this training series are found below the video. For a complete listing of all our free training videos, check out our Ultrasound Equipment Training page.

 
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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 the Chison Q5 Portable ultrasound video training and tips knobology

To get started with the Chison Q5, press the power button located in the upper left-hand side. Hold it down until you hear it begin. While it’s starting up, let’s take a look at the user interface.

The Q5 is designed like most ultrasounds today, where it’s really designed around your hand. Where the things you’ll use most are closest to your fingers and your hand. This is what you’ll be doing mostly while you’re scanning. On the sides are the things that you would do at the beginning and end of an exam, or something that you’d be able to achieve while it’s frozen.

You have your exam function group, patient, power, probe, and settings. Around here you have your imaging modes, B-mode, Color, Color Power Angio, Pulsed Wave Doppler, and M-mode. You also have your harmonics here.

Close to your hand, you have your measurements and your general menu. You have your update, exit, your arrow which will allow you to bring the cursor up on the screen, change, distance, trace, calculations, and enter. I’ll get into all of these functions in a later movie. Right now, we’re just giving a tour of the user interface.

Here I showed a cursor. Over here we have an annotation group. This is actually the arrow key. Yours may be labeled, but on many, it is not labeled. When you go to annotations– and we’ll show this later– this is the key that will give you the arrow on the Chison Q5 Ultrasound training. This key, in particular, gives you this cursor, which will allow you to select various things on the menu which we’ll show later.

In your annotation group, you have your body marker, general annotation, delete, which will delete those, your arrow. In this group you have your save, cine, archive, and reporting. In this group, you have ways to invert the image, or flip-flop the image, dual mode and quad-screen mode. Here you have your general going back to the B-mode, invert your image, 4D if you have 4D, automatic image optimization, and going to 4D live. These 40 controls are labeled together.

Up top we have image controls. These are called soft keys. In the manual or other places, you might see them referred to as SK, as in soft key. These refer, like number one here goes to this menu, number two, number three, number four, number five. You can push these down and twist them.

By twisting them, it will adjust a value. By pushing down, it will adjust another value. It is changing the frequency when I push down here, and if I just twist, it will change the value. Same here. Pushing down does the top, twisting does the bottom. Here it won’t allow me– it’s dimmed out, so it will not allow me to make any changes by pushing itdown.

Down here, on the bottom right of the screen, these are a group of controls that show you the status of the system. This shows you a network connection status, a USB status, how much space is left in the hard drive, task manager, the language, and a printer status. You would access these by pushing this arrow button and allowing to go here. If I click Enter, it’s going to show me the storage manager and the various hard drives that are connected. If I have a USB drive, it would be shown here.

Here I have a USB, if I have connected. It does not, so it has an x through it. The network has an X through it. This is where I would set up my printer. The language is English. And here’s the Task Manager to tell me what’s going on. If there’s anything connected or happening, such as a DICOM queue, I will be informed of it here on the Chison Q5 portable ultrasound machine.