After you hit “Freeze” you will notice a little rectangle with some numbers next to it appears at the top of your screen. This represents your cineloop. While you were scanning, the ultrasound was recording a short video … and when you freeze the image, you are able to back up in time, as far back as 512 frames (or about 20 seconds). The way you back up is by scrolling your trackball to the left.

What this means for you is: you don’t have to be lightning quick on pressing “Freeze.” When you get a good image on the screen, hold it a second or so, and then work to improve it a bit. If you can — great. If you can’t, or if the patient moves, or if you lose the image — no worries: simply “Freeze” the image and then roll your track ball back to the left to back up in time to when you had a good image on the screen.

Note: You can also press the CINE button (at far left, above the Print button) to play and pause the cineloop. This allows you to play through a sequence so you can watch your ultrasound scan as it happened. (You can also turn the “Value” knob to slow down or speed up the playback.) When the video reaches the area you think your best image is located, simply press CINE again to pause the playback, and then use the track ball to scroll backward or forward, frame by frame, to find just the right image you want to work with.

Never assume that the image you have frozen is the best frame. Always at least scroll the trackball to the left a little bit and see if you can find a better frame to use.



Quick Links: Post-Capture

  1. Back up in the Cineloop
  2. Make your Measurements
  3. Annotate the Image
  4. Print and Save the Image


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