Imaging and Patient Information: Biosound MyLab 30 Training Part 2 of 6

Part 2 of the Biosound Esaote MyLab 30 training series gets you started imaging with the Biosound MyLab 30 portable ultrasound and outlines how to get a patient exam started.

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.

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MyLab30 Part 2- Performing an Exam

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

Transcript to Biosound MyLab 30 Training: 2D Imaging and Patient Information

To start an exam, press the Start/End key right here. And again, we see this screen saying I didn’t save that last one correctly, so I’m just going to check off the export, Print to USB, click OK. It’s going to save that exam with the images that I saved.

And now I can enter my new patient. Here we’ll just do a test. We can either Tab or Scroll down to the next field. And we’ll put in an ID. You can choose whatever you’d like. Here we’ll change the application. We’ll choose the application that we’re going to go into. These are based on what’s available on the system. Yours may vary. Here will click Vascular, and we’ll choose Carotid.

And it’s choosing the LA522 probe, which is the only one I have plugged in. Now if I want to go to a previous patient, I can click Exam List. This Current button says I want to use the patient that I was already in, in case I rebooted or got out of the exam for some reason. But here I’m going to go to Exam List, and it will populate with whatever exams are in there. Right now it’s got what I put in there for tests. So if I delete these, it will populate with all the exams that are on the system. Now if I want to choose that previous patient, I click on here, and then I can click Retrieve.

If I want to search for a patient– say I want to do this– I’ll start typing and it will populate with whatever I’ve typed in there, or I can click Query if I type a full name. Here I’m just going to choose this patient again, and we’ll start an exam by clicking Retrieve. We’ll click OK to start a new exam under that patient.

Now if you’ve made a mistake with that patient information you can change it in exam by pressing the Menu, scrolling down to Edit ID. And here you can make whatever changes you want with that patient and click OK. Now much of what we’ve seen in the first movie gave you a good introduction as to what it can do, so let’s move on to what you can do in the 2D mode. We already know what the Freeze, the Pointer, and many of these other functions do, so let’s get into more detail about what we can do for image optimization and how to use 2D best.

We’ll start over here with TEI. TEI is also known as Tissue Harmonics Imaging. You can flip it on and off here, and note that your frequency changes from penetration, or resolution. You have two choices when you’re in Tissue Enhancement. Orient will flip your screen up or down. Here you could choose the frequency, resolution, or penetration.

If I’m out of TEI, I can choose multiple frequencies here. B-Steer allows me to steer the image, dynamic range, focus points. Dynamic range– and much of what I’ll go through in this– is best explained on our Providian Medical website. We’ve got a full series of articles on image optimization and what all these different functions mean and what they do to your image. Go to the link at the bottom of the screen to read the article on how to best optimize an image using tissue harmonics, dynamic range, grayscale, et cetera, et cetera on how to best get an image out of your system.

Here we can change the number of focal zones. We can also adjust our focus position by moving this trackball up and down. Here we have Next and Previous. We have menus that change based on this. This is the next page on it. MView is also known as Speckle Reduction Imaging. Currently it’s not available with what I have on this probe.

XView is also known as CrossXBeam, or Compound Imaging, or Sono CT. And as you go through, you’ll have different options as to how you can change this. Again, this is something you’d want to view and read more about on how compound imaging can improve your image quality, and how to best set it. Going to the next, Clips Duration. 

we showed in the first video, saying how long you want to save your clip. And that works in the retro, when you hit Freeze, how long it will save that Cine Loop in memory. Or in live mode, when we hit the clip image, if we set it to one second, we go to a live image, we can hit Clip, and it will save one second of that image.

And that will show up up here. Next we have our Gray Maps, Colorize, Change the View, Sharpness, Line Density, Persistence– which is like a frame averaging– and we’re back to the beginning with Frequency, B-Steer, Dynamic Range, and Focus. Note that you can go up or down on any of these to get to something quicker. Now if we go over here to Reverse, that flips our image back and forth. Tp-View goes to trapezoidal view.

So it widens your image area by making a trapezoid here. So now I’ll go back and change that color to the normal, then we’ll move on. When you freeze an image, you have a few options. It automatically goes to Cine Loop mode, and this tells me I have 398 frames to scroll through. I can use the trackball to scroll back through that image. I could press the Play button to see what I have in that loop. I can change the speed of that loop by pressing up or down here.

Slow it down or speed it up. Begin/End will take me to the beginning of the loop or the end of the loop. You can change your gray map or colorize. And back to the beginning here. This is also where you’ll save your images. When you get to an image that you’d like to save, you’ll scroll to that and click Image Save, as we showed in the first movie.

And if we want to record the whole clip we’ll hit the Play button, hit Clip Image, and we’ll save this portion that I’ve chosen to save. Now one note when you’re in the Dual Imaging mode, you can go to the Freeze menu and go back and forth. When you freeze, you can use the Action button to choose which side you want to scroll through to get that Cine Loop. Hit Play, it’ll play the one on the left, the one on the right once again, then I can go back to the left.

When I want to end the exam, I’ll hit Start/End and it will give me these options that we saw before. You can make it an anonymous patient. You can export to USB or local archive. Check off the export, then I’m going to click OK.