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Important Information For Maintaining Data Integrity - Siemens ACUSON Freestyle User Manual

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Safety and Care

Important Information for Maintaining Data Integrity

CAUTION: To prevent corruption of data stored on inserted media, do not interrupt the
exporting process. Do not delete exported patient data from the local database until the
exporting process is complete and the inserted media is determined to be full (or no more
exporting is planned for the inserted media).
■ To prevent the loss of data that results from power failures and other system "down"
occurrences, you must archive important data, such as patient records, onto a network or
an external recording medium, such as a USB, or DICOM storage device.
■ Loss of data is to be expected and its retrieval is not normally possible under the following
conditions: loss of power to the ultrasound system, hard disk failure, CPU failure, system
lockup, and other similar causes.
■ Should an abnormal system shutdown occur, retrieval of data not saved to the hard disk or
not archived to an external recording media is not normally possible.
■ An abnormal system shutdown occurs if you do not power off the ultrasound system using
the power on/off key located on the control panel. Other examples of abnormal system
shutdown include:
– Equipment malfunction
– Loss of power
– Accidental removal of the power cord
– Pressing and holding the power on/off switch longer than four seconds
■ Should an abnormal system shutdown occur, the system may initially require additional
time to reboot or to respond to user input.
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