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EPIQ 7 Ultrasound System


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  • Page 1 Quick Guide EPIQ 7 Ultrasound System English...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents For easy reference, each section is color-coded. The color of each section title correlates with the color band on each page in that section. Controls Image Optimization Control Panel Image Brightness ........7 .
  • Page 4 Annotation Tips Type Annotations Move the System ........31 .
  • Page 5 About This Guide Use this Quick Guide to help you perform an ultrasound exam step-by-step. For more information, see the system Help or the User Manual. Conventions These terms are used in this Quick Guide: Term Description or Action Image/image area Ultrasound-scan area on the imaging display Imaging display Information displayed on the screen of the monitor Select, deselect...
  • Page 7: Controls

    Control Panel Touch screen On/Off button Sleep Mode control Soft key controls Imaging mode controls TCG slide controls Measure, ABC Label, Erase and Pointer controls Trackball and trackball buttons iSCAN, Acquire 1, and Freeze controls Zoom, Depth, Focus, and Acquire 2 controls Dual control Support control...
  • Page 8: Soft Keys

    Controls Soft Keys The soft key controls are located along the top of the control panel. Corresponding soft key labels are at the bottom of the touch screen. Labels indicate the available functions, which depend on the active mode, preset, and transducer. •...
  • Page 9: Trackball Controls And Icon

    Trackball Controls and Icon • Trackball buttons have the functions indicated by the trackball arbitration icon on the imaging display. Functions change to match your current task. • In menus, using the trackball to move the pointer to an item, and then pressing left or right trackball button, selects or deselects the item.
  • Page 10: Touch Screen

    Controls Touch Screen Workflow area Tabs Controls Soft key labels Transducers and presets Tools Sub-mode controls (such as Contrast, Biopsy, or Panoramic) General-purpose soft keys Page indicator Dynamic imaging-mode soft keys...
  • Page 11: Perform An Exam

    Start Patient Exam Begin an exam by completing the patient data, selecting a transducer, and selecting a procedure and study type. To begin an exam, touch Patient. For a new patient, enter patient data. The last name is required. Move between fields using the Tab key, or use the trackball to move the cursor. Select a Procedure and verify the Study Type, and then enter any study-related patient history.
  • Page 12: Select Transducer, Preset, And Imaging Mode

    Perform an Exam Select Transducer, Preset, and Imaging Mode Presets include default image optimization, calculation options, and mode settings. Available presets are transducer-dependent. During an exam, you can switch transducers and presets as needed. Connect a transducer. Names of all connected transducers appear at the top of the touch screen.
  • Page 13 To use 2D, Color, or CPA imaging: To start 3D imaging: Press 2D or Color, or depending on your system configuration, Press 3D to display the 3D touch screen tab. press or touch CPA. “3D and xPlane Imaging Modes” on Touch a 3D mode.
  • Page 14 Perform an Exam Imaging Modes Accessed from Touch Screen Elasto (strain and liver shear wave elastography) displays information (an elastogram), about tissue stiffness or elasticity. Available only on certain transducers. For details and full procedures, see the system Help. M-mode samples across the 2D image to display moving structures over time on a sweeping display.
  • Page 15 To use CPA imaging: To use TDI: Depending on your system configuration, touch or press CPA. In 2D mode, touch TDI. To start PW TDI while in 2D TDI, press PW. Position the Adjust the ROI box size and position by using the trackball. sample volume on myocardial tissue.
  • Page 16 Perform an Exam 3D and xPlane Imaging Modes STIC displays multiple fetal heart cycles in a single sweep acquired with a mechanical transducer. The system then 3D displays 3D volume data from a single sweep acquisition. processes the acquired data to calculate the fetal heart rate and Display formats include 4:1, 2:1, and 1:1.
  • Page 17 To use Live 3D general imaging: To use Live 3D cardiac Imaging: Select a 3D transducer and preset. (This and your system Select a 3D transducer and preset. (This and your system configuration affect which 3D acquisition modes are available.) configuration affect which 3D acquisition modes are available.) Do one of the following: Press 3D and touch one of the 3D acquisition controls.
  • Page 18: Contrast Imaging

    Perform an Exam Contrast Imaging To use xPlane imaging: Touch Contrast. Select an xMATRIX transducer and touch xPlane. Begin imaging. Adjust Output Power and the TGC gain only as Touch Tilt to select Elevation or Lateral. needed. To place the tilt indicator along the anatomy of interest, use the After the contrast agent is injected and the saline flush is trackball.
  • Page 19: Acquire Single Images And Loops

    Print Images Acquire Single Images and Loops You can acquire and save a single frame or a cineloop sequence. The To print still images: frame or sequence is saved in the patient study, and a thumbnail is Configure the Acquire 1, Acquire 2, and Alt Print controls available in the live imaging display and the Review display.
  • Page 20: Review Images And Loops

    Perform an Exam Export Exams and Images Review Images and Loops To review the acquired images and loops of an exam: To export an exam in DICOM: In the Patient Directory, select one or more exams. To select Touch Review. all exams, click Select All.
  • Page 21: Image Optimization

    Image Brightness To automatically adjust overall brightness, press iSCAN or touch AutoSCAN. To adjust brightness at various depths, use the TGC slide controls. Turn a mode knob to adjust the gain for that mode. To adjust brightness along the lateral edges of the image, use the LGC sliders on the touch screen.
  • Page 22: Zoom

    Image Optimization Zoom To magnify the entire image display, turn Zoom. To magnify a specific region of interest: a. Press Zoom to display an ROI box. b. Adjust the size and location of the ROI box with trackball and its left and right buttons. c.
  • Page 23: 2d Optimization

    Pen 2D Opt setting, adjust Focus to the deepest depth, and move the lower TGC slide controls to the right. • On EPIQ 7C systems, the fusion icon displays automatically. On other EPIQ 7 configurations, you must use the setups to display the icon. Image Optimization...
  • Page 24 Image Optimization...
  • Page 25: Measurements And Calculations

    Unlabeled Measurements Acquire a loop or a single frame by using the controls to which you have assigned those functions in the setups. Available unlabeled measurements depend on the active exam preset. Results are displayed and included with the image, but they are not imported into the report.
  • Page 26 Measurements and Calculations Continuous Trace Measurements Perform trace measurements in 2D or Doppler. Results are displayed and acquired with the image, but they are not imported into the report. To perform a continuous trace measurement: Press Freeze. Press or touch Measure, and then touch Tools. Touch Continuous Trace to display a caliper.
  • Page 27 Heart Rate Measurement M-Mode and Doppler Measurements To calculate the heart rate: To enter M-mode or Doppler and complete a measurement: Display the region of interest. In 2D mode touch the M-mode or press PW or CW. Press the middle trackball button to display the trace and place In noncardiac applications, press the middle trackball button to the marker.
  • Page 28 Measurements and Calculations High Q Automatic Doppler Measurements To finalize the trace and display the High Q measurements, touch Adjust to select Off. In 2D mode, press PW. Obtain the Doppler image that you want to measure. Do one or both of the following: •...
  • Page 29: Labeled Measurements And Calculations

    Labeled Measurements and Calculations To perform a labeled measurement from the Calc List: Available labeled measurements and calculations depend on the exam Press Freeze. preset, imaging mode, and your system configuration. You can Press Pointer. complete labeled measurements and calculations from two places: •...
  • Page 30 Measurements and Calculations To perform a labeled measurement or calculation from the touch screen: Press Freeze. Press Measure and touch the Calc Package tab. Touch a measurement or calculation label. Use the trackball to place cursors and perform measurements. The results appear on the display. Calculations results appear below the measurement results, when all of the required measurements are complete.
  • Page 31: Type Annotations

    Type Annotations To type a label in the default home position: Press ABC Label to enter annotation mode. Use either the retractable or touch screen keyboard to type free text. Press ABC Label again to exit annotation mode. To type text anywhere on the display: Press ABC Label to enter annotation mode.
  • Page 32: Add Annotation Labels And Arrows

    Annotations Add Annotation Labels and Arrows Add text on the display by using annotation lists, which include labels specific to each exam. To add labels to an image: Press ABC Label. Touch ABC Labels. Use the trackball to position the text cursor in the image area. Touch a label to display the label in the image area.
  • Page 33: Erase Labels And Arrows

    Erase Labels and Arrows For information on configuring the annotation lists, see the system Help. You cannot move a label or an arrow after you have added it to an image. You must delete and re-add it. To erase a label: Press ABC Label.
  • Page 34: Use Body Markers

    Annotations Use Body Markers To place and move a body marker: Press ABC Label. Touch Body Markers. The default body marker for that transducer and preset appears in the default location. To replace the default marker, touch another body marker. Use the trackball to select and move the body marker on the image display.
  • Page 35: Start A Protocol

    • Touch Create, or touch Duplicate and then touch the Philips provides a standardized set of views to help navigate through protocol on which you want to base the new protocol. the workflow of an exam by automating many of the user interface •...
  • Page 36 Protocols Edit the current view in View Properties. Repeat for other views as necessary. • Select an Anatomical View. • Select the Imaging Mode for the view. • If you selected an imaging mode that supports 3D, click 3D and then select a 3D Mode. •...
  • Page 37: Create A New Stress Echo Protocol

    Create a New Stress Echo Protocol In the Protocol Properties area, make the changes that you want for your protocol. You can create a completely new protocol or create a protocol • Type a name for your new protocol. based on one of the default system protocols. •...
  • Page 38 Protocols Click the Mode tab and select a mode for the protocol, or to rename a mode, select it and click Rename. Select a stage and make your changes or click Create Stage and select your choices. Repeat for other views as necessary. •...
  • Page 39: Viewing And Editing Reports

    Viewing and Editing Reports To add images to a report: During or after an exam, use Review to examine images and loops Press Review. acquired during the exam. Use Report to review measurements, Select one or more images by clicking on the number on the patient data, and images that you want to include in the report, and image or by clicking Select All.
  • Page 40 Reports...
  • Page 41: Power Management

    Battery and AC Power Status Indicators Power Management Feature CAUTION The system is running on AC power, and the battery is The optional battery is used to ensure quick system startup and 80% to 100% charged. easy movement of the system only. You cannot perform scans while in battery mode.
  • Page 42: Battery Information

    AC power as soon as the battery icon turns red. power cord. • If the battery icon on the control panel does not appear when To awaken the system, press the system is properly connected to AC power, contact your Philips representative.
  • Page 43: Move The System

    System Setup After Moving Move the System WARNING CAUTION Do not drape the power cord over any of the cable hooks or If the system behaves abnormally after moving, contact your the handle on the system cart. Damage to the cord or power Phillips service representative immediately.
  • Page 44: System Support

    Tips System Support Pressing the Support control displays Philips SupportConnect. You can complete the following tasks in SupportConnect: • Configure your system • Configure and manage your system network • Manage remote services • Monitor your system, collecting and reporting performance information •...
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