System Setup and Customization: Chison ECO5 Training Part 6
November 20, 2015 by Brian Gill
Customizing and Setting Up Your Chison ECO5: Ultrasound Machine Training Part 6 of 6
The Chison ECO 5 has a large number of customizations that can improve workflow for those interested in personalizing their ultrasound machine. This part of the training addresses all the different menus in the System Setup, Connectivity, and how to create your own custom user presets.
The items in this installment of the training series refer back to all parts of the ECO5 video training series. If you haven’t viewed the other parts, some sections may be difficult to follow.
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Links to all parts of the series can be found below the video:
Complete Chison ECO 5 Ultrasound Training Links:
Part 1: Chison ECO5 System Introduction and Tour
Part 2: ECO 5 2D Imaging
Part 3: Doppler and M-Mode on the Chison ECO 5
Part 4: Measurements and Annotations with the ECO 5
Part 5: Exporting and Reports on the ECO 5
Part 6: Chison ECO 5 System Setup and Customization
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Transcript to System Setup and Customization of the Chison ECO5 Ultrasound:
Before we get to the full system set up, I did discuss saving a custom user preset. When you’re more familiar with the machine and you’ve made some imaging adjustment, say to the dynamic range, you find yourself doing the same thing over and over to optimize the image, change the depth, maybe you want a different annotations library, or something of that sort which we’ll learn a little bit, you can save a preset so it goes that every time you start the machine.
From this image, let’s say I made those changes to dynamic range, I like I image at a certain item. I’m going to hit Menu, say I want two focal positions, change my persistence, and say I made some of those changes like that, exit, and I want to change my depth.
I can now go ahead and save it so every time I choose a certain preset all of those parameters are going to be set for me every time I start the machine. To do that we’re going to hit the Menu key, and go down to Utility .
Down here, this menu has changed. It says preset is vascular. I can either rename the preset with this, load a previous preset so I can change overall, but what I want to do here is Save As. So I’m going to hit Save As and it’s going to say what do you want me to call this? It says copy of vascular.
Instead I can just write Test. Then click OK. And now I have my own preset named Test. How do we know that? I’m going to go back, hit exit this, go back to the prob screen and here it goes.
So each time I boot it up, if I want those special presets, I hit Test and it has my custom presets with the depth set, all those different changes that I made to the system. So now you won’t have to make those changes every time and the image will be exactly how you like it each time you turn on the machine.
And you can save multiple presets depending on the exam, the body type, et cetera. So it just depends on how much you want to play with machine and how much you want to customize it.
So let’s now get into the full system set up here. You press the System Set Up right here. And here is the most basic stuff where you can enter your hospital name, change your date and time, your time zone, if you want a screen saver, screen type, how much information you want on the screen. That cineloop where I set it up to 256 frames. You can just set it to a shorter time frame or you can set it to a number of seconds like 10 or five seconds. This curve, this STC curve, is this TGC curve. Every time we moved something, you saw this yellow line appear on the side of the screen. That is showing the position of these TGCs.
Options for transmitted images. This is, if your image you’re transferring is too dark or something of that sort, you can change these parameters here. I really don’t recommend messing with them though.
And when you print to a PC format, you want to send just the image or do you want the information all over the screen. Measurements. This gets into how you want the measurements to display. And distances, millimeters, centimeters, and different units like that.
Clear Results Upon Unfreeze. Each time I unfreeze the image, if there are results on screen, it would clear that. If I want those results to stay on screen, I would uncheck this box. And then, Freeze Upon Measure, if I hit the measure, it will automatically freeze. Font color. How many distances do you want to measure the follicles?
Configuration. This gets into fairly deep stuff on setting up your own configuration for measurements. This is beyond what I would do in this training, but you can set up your own library as to what shows up and where when you pop up that menu.
You can actually remove or add calculations for this menu. And then once you do that, you can set your OB table as to how you want to Hadlock, Hansmann, or any of that, how you want to customize that for each single measurement item.
Comment. Now we can adjust the comment libraries. When we hit Annotations, it had that library pop up on the left hand side. You can customize this to get rid of whatever items you want. So when you go into the abdomen, let’s say we went into the GYN, and we didn’t want all these comments showing up, you could take them here and remove them by clicking this left arrow and it will go back to library.
Or you can add them. Say you want bladder on that menu. You can go ahead, click this arrow and it will add to that. You can also change by clicking these, you can change the abbreviation, what it looks like on there, for editing the comment. And here, you can put in a new type of comment so you can create your own library.
So this comment library over here first tells you all the available items that are preset into the system for that particular mode, and then the comment type showing what type of comments you want to pop up when you use that exam type.
Body mark works very much the same way. Exam mode. Now this shows this probe, the L7MA is plugged in, and here are all the different imaging packages that can come up when it selects the probe. They’ve preset it to these five and, of course, I added my own here.
If I don’t want that one anymore, which I don’t want, I’m just going to go ahead and move it out of there. So it’s gone. But if I want to add a GYN, which I wouldn’t, but for this purpose I could just click it over there, and now when I go to GYN, I’m going to go ahead and click OK.
If I hit probe, now GYN is going to show up when I select that probe. But I don’t really want that. I’m going to go ahead and hit Exit, back to the Set Up, and let’s say I just want that off of there.
And then Exam Mode configuration. And we had that one that I created that I don’t want at all. I had this Test one that is not useful. I’m going to go ahead and delete and I’m going to delete that exam mode. So no longer will it be in this Exam Mode selection.
And over here, for this configuration for the Exam Modes, say in pediatrics you want a different library to show up for comments. You can double click on it and select, say you want the small parts library in pediatrics, or something of that sort, depending on what it is you’re looking at.
So again, all this is very, very customizable. And if you do this on multiple machines. You can import and export these configurations from one machine to the other.
Keyboard configuration. These numbers one through zero can be configured to any function that’s selected over here. So if I want to press the 1 key to store an image, I can select that and each time I hit one it’s going to store an image. Or I just select None.
So I’ve got all these different things that I can have that saved to, the U disk, et cetera. What will be more helpful actually is, if you don’t have a printer attached, it would be better to assign print one or print two. If you want to go straight to USB, you could say store image to U disk. So if you’ve got the USB, you can hit print one and it will jump it right to you. The disk, same thing with cine.
Also shows you you can go to full screen by hitting one of these keys, if you want to press one. So again, you have all these options here on assigning to keys one through zero or any of these, print, one print two, the cineloop, and the save can all be customized to whatever it is that you would like, you know, if you just want the arrow or archive to show up.
DICOM set up. Before you do this, you’re first going to want to set up your network and this is stuff that you have to get through your IT professional and also the person running the DICOM server. They will tell you whether you’re on DHCP or if you want a static IP address and they’ll give you these parameters here.
They can give you an IP address, which is what’s called pinging, where they say, I want to make sure that your machine is on the network. They’ll give you something to plug-in here and you’ll click Test and it will tell you whether it’s successful or not.
Storage is for network storage on a shared directory so you can save images on the network, which is not the same as DICOM, it is for network storage only. And then once this is set up, these are the settings you want if you want to store on DICOM.
Don’t worry about the storage part. You want to do this to make sure you’re on a network and now you set up your DICOM server. In order to do that, you have to add a service by clicking Add and it’s going to give you a drop down here. You want DICOM work list, print, store, or SR for structured reporting, and you want this to be the default service that it goes to.
This is only information you can receive from the person who runs the DICOM server. They will give you the AE title, the IP address, and the port, and all these are extremely important. And 99% of the problems people have with connecting to DICOM include they’re not on the network and there’s a firewall in between, but the next are the AE title, the IP address, and the port. If those aren’t exactly as they were described and how you want to do them, you will not be able to send images. It just simply won’t go across.
Here are your settings for DICOM print. Density and print job for depending on what is that you’re wanting to do, how you will be able to adjust those. So originally if we have the net, if I do DICOM storage, note that I can’t do any of these print jobs or anything of that sort. So you’d want to set up each one of those services in that DICOM setting.
We just saw the DICOM and the final one is System. You wouldn’t see this page unless there’s been some sort of update that you have been given or you wanted. It doesn’t happen very often that you’d want to do that, but they would give you a disk or something to download and this is the page they would take you to.
In addition, if you had any problems with your system, you would go to this page and give them the information about your software and hardware version. Otherwise, you wouldn’t really need to see this screen at all. So, I’ll just say cancel, get out of that and that concludes the training on the Chison ECO 5 Ultrasound Machine. Thank you for watching.