Setting Up Your CTS-8800 Plus

Couldn’t be simpler. There are only three components to hook up after you un-box your ultrasound: 1.) the power cord (pretty obvious), then 2.) the plastic probe-hanger attachment that inserts on the right side of your ultrasound, and 3.) the ultrasound probe itself.

The power cord is the exact kind of power cord used with most desktop computers. We recommend plugging this into a surge-protector (or even an uninterruptible power supply if you prefer). Once plugged in, you’ll notice a master power switch on the back of the ultrasound. Turn this ON and leave it ON. We suggest never turning this switch off. You will be using the power button on the main console to turn the ultrasound on and off.

Attaching the ultrasound probe is easy. After you take off that clear plastic sheath around the probe cord (just throw that away), and with the ultrasound turned off, the probe itself simply inserts into the Probe A slot on the back of the ultrasound, with the cord coming out of it pointed UP, and then you twist the locking knob on it to clamp it into place.

Hook that probe-hanger attachment thing on the side of the ultrasound and hang the probe from there. In fact, get in the habit of always hanging the probe here, reducing the risk of setting it somewhere and having it get tripped over or knocked to the floor.

What About the Rest of The Stuff?

You also probably received a strange green and yellow cord. Throw that away. You don’t need it.

There will also be a digital video printer cable (or two) in there. You won’t need these, but go ahead and save them.

You will definitely want to save the spare fuse and the recovery software USB drive.

Important USB Drive Warning!

Your ultrasound comes with a USB drive (probably marked “SIUI” or “Recovery Software”). This is your back-up SOFTWARE RECOVERY drive and should NOT be used for any other purpose.

We also sent you, separately, a USB drive for use in actually saving images and moving them to your computer. (Any standard USB drive will do. Ideally 2 gig or smaller.)

But the drive that came with the ultrasound itself should be put in an envelope, marked “Ultrasound Software Recovery Drive,” and stored somewhere safe in case you ever need to restore the software on the ultrasound. (Just be sure to mark the envelope and don’t forget where you put it!)

Do not use the recovery drive for any other purpose.

Note, also, that because the system is set up to allow a software recovery should the ultrasound ever go down, they have the unit configured to attempt booting from the USB drive first, the hard drive second.

What this means for you is: You do not want to have a USB drive plugged in (ANY USB drive) when you turn on the system.

Because if it sees a USB drive plugged in, it’s going to start trying to boot the ultrasound from that.

If you accidentally do this and end up on a screen saying it can’t find an operating system, simply turn off the ultrasound, unplug the USB drive, and then re-start it.

So, to summarize:

1.) Don’t use the Software Recovery USB drive (unless you are trying to recover the software).

2.) Don’t have a USB drive plugged in when you turn on the ultrasound. Let it start up and only then plug in your other USB drive for saving images.

Make sure your staff knows this. Maybe even print out this section and pass it out to everyone to read.

 

 

Now let’s jump to the next section to configure your ultrasound. Click here . . .