Part 6 of 8, Chison Q5 Ultrasound Training

This Part 6 of the Chison Q5 ultrasound training series addresses how to use the Cine loop review functions, as well as how to save images and loops to various image formats, including DICOM, JPG and movie formats.

This video training series focuses on the human machine for the Chison Q5  ultrasound system, however, the training will work well for veterinarians looking to learn how to use the ultrasound machine.

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Links to all the videos in this training series can be found beneath the video. For a complete listing of all our free training videos, check out our Ultrasound Equipment Training page.

Complete Chison Q5 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 Part 6 of Chison Video training: Cine Loop, Save images and loops
In order to save images, we must get an image, freeze it, find the image that we want, and save it. We can also save Cine Review clips through here.

Let’s get started. First we acquire an image. And then we’ll hit Freeze. We can scroll back using the trackball to an image that we like and hit Save. The Save button on the right hand side saves a single image. And you’ll see it appears in the clipboard here. The one that shows a film strip saves the entire Cine Review. We can press that here. It shows here that it is saving to the disk. And now we have a thumbnail here with a little film real on the top right hand corner. That signifies that we have a cine clip.

Now I’m still in Cine Review mode. The soft keys have changed. So I can play and pause. So I can play from the beginning. I can also adjust the play speed. Double, or slow it all the way down.

Now, since much of my clip has nothing in it, I wouldn’t want to save that entire thing. I could set the start and end position by pressing the Set Start Position. To set the end position, I’ll hit Set End Position by pushing that down. And now the loop only shows the part with that image in it. Now when I save that, it’s only going to save a portion of that clip. And notice it saved a lot faster. It will save hard drive space. And you won’t search through an entire clip wondering what in the world it was that you were looking at.

This will show you only the part that you want to see on the exam. Now, one unique feature about this is it will allow you to Save Retro, meaning what you just imaged. But will also let you Save Forward. So if I unfreeze and get an exam, I could press the Save Clip button and it will save what comes after this. I’ll press it once to get it to start to save. Now it’s saving this live image to disc. I’ll press it again. And there we go. It just saved everything that I just viewed.

If I want to review that clip, I’ll click on this arrow key and click Enter when I have that highlighted. And there’s the image that I just acquired, that whole cine-loop. So I was able to hit the Save key and save the live image as it was happening. If I wanted to save the image after it happened, I would do what I did before. I would acquire my image, hit Freeze, and then I would hit Save. If I want to set my start and end position, I would go through, either hit play or pause. Say that’s my start position. Oops, I hit End Position. Say that’s my end position. And that’s what I want to save. I would then press the Save key. And it will save that Cine Review.

Now, you adjust how long it saves. If I don’t want to push this again, I can have it set a certain amount of time to save. That is called Fast Storage. That is in the Set Up and Utility screen that I will address in a later movie. But essentially this works like an old time VCR, where you would start and stop the tape as you were scanning live.

Now, you can also quickly export from this instead of going to the archive and exporting the image. Press the arrow key, use the trackball, and now instead of hitting Enter, which would bring that live view, you’ll click Update. Over here a little window will appear. If you click on here, it would allow you Send to Dicom, Save to USB, or delete the image. So if I don’t like this image here, I can click on it, click Update– well first I’m going to click Update to highlight the previous one– click Update. This menu appears. Let’s say I didn’t want that. I’ll click Enter. And that deletes the image.