Imaging with the SonoScape S8: Video Training Part 2
March 31, 2014 by Brian Gill
SonoScape S8 Training Part 2: Imaging with the SonoScape S8
Part 2 of the SonoScape S8 training series walks through the imaging functions of the SonoScape S8 ultrasound machine. We highly recommend you view these videos in order, as the S8 can sometimes be difficult to use.
For more information, see our product page on the SonoScape S8 portable ultrasound machine. To see all of Providian Medical’s free ultrasound applications training, view our Ultrasound Equipment Training page.
Part 1: Getting Started with the SonoScape S8
Part 2: Imaging with the SonoScape S8
Part 3: SonoScape S8 Annotations and Measurements
Part 4: SonoScape S8 Doppler Modes
Part 5: Image Optimization and Custom Presets on the SonoScape S8
Part 6: SonoScape S8 System Settings
Part 7: SonoScape S8 Image/Clip Save & Export, Reports
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Transcript to SonoScape Ultrasound Training Part 2:
Building on the previous movie, we’re now entered into B Mode which is also known as 2-D Imaging. This is just your standard imaging mode used by most ultrasound machines 2-D or B Mode.
B Mode Controls, and most controls as described earlier, are built around your hand. Here you have your Gain. Where you can adjust the Gain up and down. And you’ll see up here we have a lot of information about the imaging. Frames Per Second, Dynamic Range, your Gray Map, your Gain Level, see it go up and down. And the other functions dealing with how your image is optimized and what’s set up/down below.
So here as we adjust the Gain, we’ll show the Gain go down and go up.
So let’s start with some of the general imaging functions here on 2-D Mode. You have your Dual function. And this allows you to have two images going side-by-side. I’ll push the Left/Right Key to activate the image on the left hand side and the right hand side. When I have the images that I want, I’ll hit Freeze and that freezes both images. If I want to change one I can Unfreeze. You’ll see the green lines above here shows which the active image is. And then I can freeze. When I’m Frozen, I can switch between the images and actually scroll and use Send and Review to go through these images.
Going back to B Mode, I’ll Unfreeze and hit the Dual Mode again and that takes me back to my standard 2-D imaging.
Quad Screen isn’t so easy. It’s hidden up here with the number 4. When you hit the number four, that’s when I’ll get my Quad Screen. And I’ll use the Left To Right functions to activate those images. And when I’m done I can Freeze and I can still use the Send and Review function. I can change those through here. To go back into B Mode, I’ll Unfreeze and push the 4 button again.
Left/Right is also used to flip the image one way and another. This marker here indicates this marker here on the transducer. You could see that this is the left side. If I want that to reverse, you could see that the image reverses back and forth. Same goes for up and down.
Some of these other keys will get down into a later movie. M Tuning is Auto Optimization. To use M Tuning, you just push it. And what it does is it tries to optimize the image based on what you’re looking at. It will take things such as Gain and TGC into consideration and try to optimize the image based on what you’re looking at.
Down below we have our Save, Report, Delete and Clear. We’ll get into these in a later video.
To change the focus and depth, just go right here and we can change our Focal Zones and the depth of the image as well. To zoom the image we’re going to press the Zoom button. Will get a Region of Interest box and you can use the trackball to scroll it around. To change the size of that box, we’re going to push the Set Key, push Set again to adjust it, and then we’ll press zoom to give us that image. Press Zoom again to go back, get my Region of Interest box, push Zoom, and there I have it.
I can still use the trackball here to change it. Even in the live images, if I touch the trackball it will allow me to change that Region of Interest. Here I’m just looking at my thumb to put an image up on the screen. To exit Zoom, I’ll just push Zoom again and it goes back to the 2-D imaging.
Up top, we have our Function Keys, F1 through F5. I did address these in the first movie and I’ll address the different functions in a later training video dealing with Image Optimization.