Getting Started with the Chison ECO 3: Ultrasound Training Part 1
NOVEMBER 9, 2015 BY BRIAN GILL
Understanding the Chison ECO 3 Black and White Ultrasound Machine
Part 1 of the Chison ECO 3 ultrasound training series provides a tour of the system and understanding how it works and where important menus and imaging controls are.
This is an important video in the training series, because subsequent videos refer to items in this part of the training. Later videos may be a bit confusing without this base knowledge of the ultrasound machine.
Links to all parts of the series can be found below the video.
Complete Chison ECO 3 Ultrasound Training Links:
Part 1: System Overview of the Chison ECO 3
Part 2: ECO 3 Imaging
Part 3: Doppler and M-Mode on the Chison ECO 3
Part 4: Measurements and Annotations
Part 5: Exporting and Reports on the ECO 3
Part 6: Chison ECO 3 Customization and Setup
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Transcript to the Chison ECO3 Ultrasound Training System Overview:
Before we get started imaging with the Chison ECO3, let’s take a quick look at how the system works, where some menus are and some things that may not be as obvious for while you’re scanning, so, first let’s just look at the design. The machine is designed around your hand. This is called a home base design, where the things while you’re scanning are going to be closest to where your hand will be positioned over a trackball. Things that you’ll do less during scanning would be over to the right or further away. Things that you might only change every now and then during the exam, if at all.
Knowing that, let’s just go around the user interface. Obviously we found the power button, which will turn the machine on. It’s a standard QWERTY keyboard. Nothing terribly strange about it, but we’ll get into the patient information screen. We have your probe select here. We have our patient key here. So we’ll get into that in the next chapter as well. System set up. We’ll take you into the system customizations menu and we’ll get that into a later chapter. End is for end exam. We have a body marker. We have a comments button. An arrow for putting an error on screen. Delete for deleting comments and measurements. Our archive button, where we’ll look at previous images either for a current exam or past exam so you can either export or DICOM, saving to USB, or just review them in general. Here’s your report button and there are two assignable print keys here for a black and white, color printer, or whatnot.
Here are the imaging modes. We have M-mode, 4B, which is quad screen, 2B, which is dual screen, B, which is 2D. We have our gain, depth in focus, and some of these you could push down. So like right now if I push it down it focus highlights. If I push down and then it goes to depth and this will be twisted in order to adjust that parameter on the screen. Changes used for various parameters such as a region of interest box, and we’ll show that in later videos as well. This is for your pointer to get one up on screen in case you want to select something. Exit to exit any menu that you’re in or something that you want to get off the screen. An update would be used for pulse wave Doppler and some other such items.
Across the top here, we have what are called soft keys. So we have soft keys that all refer to these boxes down at the bottom. So if we want to change the frequency, we would push one of these up or down to change that parameter. So, here we pushed down and that value goes up or down, and that’s what these soft keys are here. Along the top, we just have general information about the facility, the probe, your indices, your date, your time. And then information along here tells you about the frames per second, the gain, your power, frequency, your dynamic range, and your depth.
Down along here, you’ll have clipboard. So each time you save an image, it will appear down in that clipboard then you’d use this arrow to select that and view it. We have a battery indicator, a USB indicator, there’s an X through it showing that there’s no USB attached, your network, language, and the percent of hard drive space that is issued. And of course, you have your TGCs over here and everything is pretty standard. Finally, we have a little menu key here. It’s not labeled, but when you push it down a sub menu comes up where you can twist, and then you’d push down and make an adjustment to that parameter. Now this sub menu will change depending on what imaging mode you’re in. If we go into Doppler something of that sort, it’s going to have a completely different menu and it also changes whether you’re in a frozen image or not.
Next we’ll get an imaging with the Chison ECO3.