You will spend most of your time at 7.5 MHz, but you may want to press the “FREQ” button a few times to toggle through the other frequencies if what you are looking at is shallower or deeper than, say, the plantar fascia. You’ll notice that the lower the frequency, the deeper the penetration. The higher the frequency, the shallower the penetration. The point of this step is to simply check what your frequency is set at and ask yourself if it makes sense. If you are looking at something superficial, you may want to go to a higher frequency. If you are looking at something particularly deep, you may want to go to a lower frequency. But in general, you’ll mostly be hanging around 7.5 MHz.

Note: if you are using a stand-off, this will have an effect on the frequency you want to be at. The most common instance involves looking at the Achilles or PT tendon with a stand-off. Normally, since tendons are more superficial, you would want to raise your frequency to 8.2 or even 10 MHz. But if you are using a stand-off, the image is effectively being moved lower on the screen … so you should probably just stay at 7.5 MHz.



Quick Links: Pre-Capture

  1. Name and ID
  2. Adjust Depth
  3. Check Frequency
  4. Adjust Focus Pointers
  5. Fine-Tune Gain Sliders
  6. Scan for Image
  7. Freeze the Image


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