Enhancing Your Image With Hot Key Settings

The CTS-8800 has a number of variable settings you can adjust by toggling through their options, all with the goal of enhancing the image under various circumstances.

You can see these options listed along the bottom of your screen, and with each you will also see an associated number, which is its hot key. For example, by pressing the number 4 on your keyboard, you can access the Grayscale setting. You the use the Value dial to change the setting.

Some of these settings are generally best left where they are (and I will outline those solid defaults below), where others can make a substantial difference depending on what you are viewing. The only way to know for sure is to play with them and try them out. Just remember to always note where the setting started at, so that if you make changes and don’t find something you prefer, you can always go back to the original.


Here are what I consider the best default settings for orthopedic and podiatric imaging:

  1. Power: I would probably leave it between 85 and 100.
  2. Persistence: 1
  3. Smoothing: 2 or 3
  4. Grayscale: 7
  5. Dynamic Range: Start high, then back it down a little.
  6. Angle: This adjusts the width setting of the probe displayed. You want 50mm.
  7. Line Density: Keep this high.
  8. Chroma: Leave it at black and white.
  9. SRT (Speckle Reduction): Keep this at high.


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