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The first thing you almost always want to do (after putting in the patient’s name and ID) is turn your “Depth” knob this way and that, to zoom in and zoom out, and so find the depth you prefer on the screen. You will likely develop favorites (4.7cm and 6.3cm are most common), but in the beginning be sure to experiment. The surface of the probe is at the top of the screen, and the marks down the left side of the image indicate centimeters below the surface of the probe. The “Depth” knob changes how much depth is being displayed on the screen for you.

Note: another way to zoom in on something is to use the “ZOOM” button (on the right side of the console, above the Freeze button). Your “Depth” setting must be at least at 6.3cm for this to work. So set your “Depth” knob to 6.3cm, then press the “ZOOM” button. A box will come up on the screen. You can move this box around using the trackball, and your “Value” knob can affect the amount of zoom you are about to pull up. To zoom into the box, press “Enter.” To exit out of the box, press “Esc.” (Think of it as “Entering” the box, and “Escaping” from the box.) This feature can be helpful at times when you really want to zoom in on something small, although most of the time you’ll simply use your “Depth” knob to zoom in and out.

 

 

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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