Chison Q9 Using Annotations and Measurements: Ultrasound Training Series Part 4
November 20, 2014 by Brian Gill
Annotations and Measurements on the Chison Q9 Ultrasound Machine: Training Part 4 of 7
Note: NOT covered in this video is the use of the Arrow Pointer. At the time the video was created, there was not an arrow pointer available for use. This is why you will not see it in the video.
Part 4 of the Q9 knobology video training series covers the use of Annotations and Measurements & Analysis packages of the Chison Q9 Portable shared service ultrasound machine.
Links to all parts of the series can be found below the video. Links will be updated as the videos are posted.
Part 1: Chison Q9 System Introduction & Overview
Part 2: 2D Imaging & Optimization
Part 3: Doppler & M-Mode
Part 4: Measurements & Annotations
Part 5: Review & Save Images
Part 6: Exam Review & Export
Part 7: System Customization
Bonus Chapter: 4D Imaging on the Chison Q9
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Transcript to knobology training on the Chison Q9 portable ultrasound system: Measurements & Analysis and annotations:
To take measurements on the Chison Q9, first make sure we have a frozen image. We have three different measurement keys here. The first is distance, and that’s just a standard distance measurement that’s not going to go on a report.
It is a measurement that you would just be taking. Say you want to make a note on the size of something, or just to see how big something is, you then put the distance key down, caliber will go in place, you hit the first caliber, and you can scroll wherever you’d like. If you don’t like the position of that first caliber, you can hit the update key and change its position. And you can do this and go back and forth until your happy with what you want, and then you’re going to hit enter.
Now I have this results box that maybe I don’t like the position of where that is. Down here I’m going to select either reset, I’m going to choose move, and push it down. So now I’ve got two orange bars on either side. And I can scroll that and move that measurement box in case I want to save a screen capture or something of just that ultrasound image.
I could put that right there, click enter, and now I can make another measurement. Now, I want to move that out of the way, I would do the same thing. Although, what I could do is also move this and change it to reset, hit reset and it’s going to go back to its original position. We could also do the same things here by changing the font and the font size of that results box, and reset to go back to the original. When we want to do a trace management we would press down the trace key.
Hit enter, and you can start your trace. Now, if you don’t like what you did here, you can back up by hitting the update key. You can reselect, back up with update key, and when you want to complete that trace you can just hit enter, and you have your length of the trace and the area. Down below we have ways we can make a measurement of volume. If you want to take multiple ellipse two distance, or three distance volumes, this is how you would make those.
Now, there’s also some items down here on how you want to make different distance measurements. You can choose angle, percentage, your area, you want a trace, or an ellipse, and volume. One distance, one ellipse, one distance one ellipse, et cetera, and you can flip through these. In [? 3DIS ?] for my volume one, takes two, and then I’ll take my third, and we’re given my volume down here. We’ll delete those. And for the calculations it’s pretty straightforward, anything else you’re going to hit the calc key.
And here we have based on what we chose early in the exam when we chose our patient ID, it’s under the vessel. If I want to go through those I can hit the change and I can pick different packages to go through. I’ll go back to vessel here, and these are the different packages I can choose from to make my measurements.
I want to have an ellipse, I can hit set, and I can use that update key to make those adjustments to my ellipse. I hit set and I’m all set. It gives me a check mark, and now those that are assigned to a calculation, anything from over here, is going to show up on the report. These distance and trace measurements will not show up on my report.
In order for it to show up to a report it must be assigned to something that has an actual calculation, or something that is assigned to a report here where it says it’s assigned to the vessel. So if you want something to show up on the report instead of just an image, you’re going to want to choose one of these over here. Now, going back to being B mode let’s do a quick Doppler, freeze, and that’s just my thumb tapping on it to make it. Now we have calc, now your version may have an auto trace in here, but if it does not, you’ll need to go through change, change, until you get to the normal.
And here you have your auto trace. So you can click here, and it will do your auto trace for you and make your calculations. Check two cycles, and here you have the auto trace for that. And you have all your measurements right there. Go ahead and delete, unfreeze, click B, go back to B mode, move to the next section