Part 5 of 8, Chison Portable Ultrasound Training: Annotations, Measurements, and Analysis

This portion of the Chison Q5 Ultrasound Training Series addresses how to use the calculations and measurements package. Additionally, it addresses some of the tricks to getting annotations to appear as you want them, as well as differentiating between the arrows on the keyboard for proper annotation. This section also covers where to find the AutoTrace function in PW Doppler when measuring for the velocity.

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Complete Chison Portable Ultrasound Training Series:

Part 1: Introduction and System tour of the Chison Q5
Part 2: Getting Started with the Q5
Part 3: Chison Q5 Imaging and Image Optimization
Part 4: PW/Color Doppler and M-Mode
Part 5: Annotations, Measurements & Analysis
Part 6: Saving Images, Clips and Cine Review
Part 7: Exam Review, Reports, and Export
Part 8: Utilities, System Settings, Customization, and Presets

Transcript to using Chison Q5 measurement and analysis and annotations ultrasound training video

To enter annotation mode, you’ll use this group here. This body mark and this pencil on a piece of paper shows annotation. Now there’s a lot you can choose from here. But to begin, you can just simply type on the screen. You can backspace to delete. We can just start typing. Hello? Move the trackball to position it, and click Enter. If we want to move that comment, we’ll scroll above it, click Enter, and we can move that around. We can also add our own quick comments.

Here at number four, we click Edit, and it will allow me to add six custom comments that would come down right here for quick use. You would enter it here, click OK. So if you’d want to add that, we’d use this input. I want to select Text One, push down for Input and it automatically goes up on the screen. I’ll click Enter, and I can move it elsewhere on the screen and click Enter again. We can change the font size. Or we can reset to the original. We can change the home position by clicking Load. We can edit.

We also have the language and page selection from which one we want to use. To clear those comments, we’ll use the Delete key. Just press it once and it clears all comments.

Now also in measurements, there’s some things to note about how they are handled. We have our general measurements. We can just make the basic distance in trace measurements. There’s our two-point distance measurement. Note that when we take these kind of basic measurements, they do not show up on the report. This is for basic distance measurement. I’m going to go ahead and delete that.

When I hit the Calc, we have our Calc menu. Here it shows vessel. If I twist this Menu button, it will flip through various calculation packages.

Now, if I want to do a Doppler measurement, again, this won’t be perfect. Go ahead and freeze. Now when I hit Calc, this shows vessel. It has all the calculations here for vessel. But if I want something specific for carotid, I can select through here, choose carotid. Now I can click on Proximal CCA on the right side, and then I would be able to trace it. But I don’t want to do this. I’d rather do something else.

There’s an Auto Trace feature that won’t show up here. It goes in. You need to go through, find the normal, and click on Auto Trace. Here it will tell me to select two heartbeat cycles. So I’ll go ahead. And this is the Auto Trace, which you can also adjust by moving the result positions. I’m just going to show you real quick. If I choose two heart rate cycles, and it will take all the calculations for you, which will appear he