SonoTouch 30 System Tour: Ultrasound Training Series Part 1
MAY 5, 2014 BY BRIAN GILL
Part 1 of 8: Chison SonoTouch 30 Point of Care Ultrasound Machine Training
Part 1 of this SonoTouch 30 training series takes a tour of the system and some of the more hidden hardware features on the Chison SonoTouch 30 tablet ultrasound machine. This includes the handling of the ultrasound machine, and different ways you can use it on a stand, table or carry it handheld.
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Transcript to SonoTouch 30 Ultrasound System Tour knobology
To connect and disconnect the probe, you’re going to use the lock open button. Push down to release the probe. To connect, you push it in. Push down again. Wait until it clicks, and let go. Make sure it’s firm after you’ve connected the probe. The stand can be adjusted at multiple angles.
By pushing here, you can set it all the way out, and all the way back– various angles you can use it to carry it, or hold it in your hand. If you want to mount the SonoTouch S30, or you don’t want the stand at all, you can lift this tab here, or use a screwdriver to unscrew. Release it all the way, push in here, lift, and release. To reconnect it, place down, screw it in to make sure it’s firm.
There are various connections available. This is where you’ll connect your power. There are two USB ports, S-video for external video, VGA, also for external video, an additional USB port, your power button, and your ethernet connection for network.
Start by turning on the SonoTouch S30. You could do it from the other side. This is just to show you the placement of the power button. Press it in, and the machine will boot. If you choose to use the stylus, this is located here. You can click here, and slide it out. Same to replace it. You can do all operations with the stylus, or with your fingers on the touch screen. Now we’ll take a look at the control panel interface of the SonoTouch 30.
When you boot the machine, it’s ready to go. With a linear probe, it defaulted to a vascular preset on this machine. Yours might be different. Going around the screen, we have the SonoTouch logo. We have the parameter control area. We’ll get to these in a later movie– basically things that will change the quality of your image, and how it appears on the screen. Here we have some information about what’s going on in various places– power, how much battery, how much hard drive, your network status, and the USB port status. Along the bottom, we have various operating controls for the image– freezing it, changing the Image Mode to dual or quad screen, color, flip the image left and right, biopsy or needle guide, and then others.
All these items we’ll get to in a later movie, also. Here we have the gray-scale curve. Up here, we’ll have information about the parameters of the image, such as gain, power, frequency, and various items like that, such as dynamic range, and the depth. These will change on each imaging mode that you go into, as well as everything over here. Each different imaging mode, all these items will change. So be aware of your surroundings.
If you go to color, it will add more information, or less information. Up here you have Patient ID, your clinic or hospital name, the transducer that’s connected, and then your indices right here, your date and time, and the type of preset you’re going into for the exam.