MyLab 30 Measurement and Annotations: Ultrasound Training Part 4
March 24, 2015 by Brian Gill
Measurements and Annotations: Biosound MyLab 30 Training Part 4 of 6
Part 4 of the Biosound Esaote MyLab 30 training series shows you how to access the annotations library, how to make general measurements, and access the calculations package on the Biosound MyLab 30 portable ultrasound machine.
Although you can view each video in this series individually, it helps to view them sequentially, because each video builds on what you learned in the previous part.
Links to all parts of the series can be found below the video.
MyLab30 Part 4 Annotations and Measurements
Full Esaote MyLab 30 Ultrasound Training Series Links:
Part 1: MyLab 30 System Operation and Overview
Part 2: 2D Imaging and Patient Data on the MyLab 30
Part 3: Biosound MyLab Doppler and M-Mode Training
Part 4: MyLab 30cv and MyLab 30 Gold Measurements and Annotations
Part 5: MyLab 30 Export, Review and Reports
Part 6: System Setup on the MyLab 30
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Transcript to Biosound MyLab 30 Gold training part 4
For annotations, you can go straight into making an annotation simply by pressing a key on keyboard. Note that it typed an f here. I can use this to scroll around and type new text. Or I can hit the Action key to place that text, and then add my own text here after hitting the Set key.
I can add my own text here. And than I can clear it. Note also, if I get rid of this, note also that I may have a library pop up here that will be based on the imaging mode that I’m in. If you want to choose one of those, you can use the trackball. Scroll up and down. Hit Set, and it will appear.
If you want to place that, hit the Action key. Move it. Click Set or Enter, and you’re good to go. You can use the Clear to clear cursor, or Clear All to get rid of everything on the screen. To access the library, you can hit the A-N-N-O-T for annotation, and you’ll get a library based on the imaging mode you’re in.
You do the same thing. You’re going to select and hit Set, and place it. Over here, you have word slash sent, as in word or sentence, which will give you other things you can use based on the imaging mode you’re in. You can take that and set it.
If I click Annotation again, I can hit Delete Last, Delete Last to get rid of any annotations that I have on-screen. You can also set it to save or clear your annotations when you hit the Freeze button, based on the settings in the system set-up. You can also use this arrow key to have an arrow point on the screen.
You can move that around and rotate that arrow using the same arrow key. Hit Enter to set it. Get out of annotations. Hit it again. I’m going to go ahead and clear that, first. Measurements are made in two different ways. First, you have your generic measurements over here.
Measurements can be made on frozen images. You can make it on stored images and archived images. The generic measurements basically allow you to quickly make a distance, area, or time management on a frozen image. So go ahead. Hit Freeze.
We’ll have a menu appear over here, based on what kind of generic measurement I’d like to make. So I can just choose Distance. Hit Set. It’s going to give me hints on the bottom as to what I need to do. So you make your two-point measurement for distance. And now, you can make another measurement based on the same steps.
I’m going to choose another distance measurement, and do the same. To clear a previous measurement, click on the pointer key and scroll over one of those measurements. It’ll turn yellow. And you can hit the Clear button to get rid of that measurement. If you want to clear all measurements, hit Clear All on this soft menu here.
Now, if you make a measurement , and you like it to appear on a report, I can have this appear on report by clicking the Add to RP. There, I can rename it to whatever I’d like. Click OK. And then on the report, it will refer to that measurement, and show up that measurement on the report. I’m going to go ahead and clear that.
Note that you can also make these same types of generic measurements in Doppler mode. Calculations are made in the same fashion. You’ll hit the Measure key. And up here, it’s going to give you options based on whatever imaging mode you’re in. So if I go into Pulse Wave Doppler, and I have my live image, I can hit Freeze. Hit Measure.
And now we have a whole lot of different things available. I can choose between left and right side here. Note that it changes. I could scroll down and click to expand that measurement to tell it what I want to do. Also note that I’ve hit the Measure key. I can also hit Expand. And it’s going to show me more of what’s in that menu.
Any measurements you make here with the measure using this calculation, it will assign it, and will show up on the report. So later when we get to the report, you’ll see that measurement on there just by clicking the report button. So let’s see that in the next video.