ACUSON S Family™ Ultrasound System Getting Started USA

This web-based tutorial includes a discussion of how to get started using the ACUSON S Family™ ultrasound platform.

Hello and welcome to the S Class HELX Ultrasound Overview. The ACUSON S FamilyTM ultrasound systems include the ACUSON S3000, ACUSON S2000, and the ACUSON S1000 ultrasound systems. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Understand the layout of the touch screen, control panel, and dual keyboards Identify external features and review recommended cleaning procedures Review patient registration, exam workflows, image presets, and steps to end exam Please select learn more below to review the monitor, the articulating arm, control panel, and cable management on the S-Class Family. Monitor Articulating Arm Control Panel Cables Learn more about monitor, articulating arm, and cable management. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Monitor The S Family comes with a 21-and-a-half-inch  High Definition Flat Panel Monitor.CalloutsTwo Speakers on each sideMonitor ON LED lightMicrophoneMicrophone ON / OFF LED lightMonitor MenuMonitor Brightness UP / DOWNS Family comes with a standard 21.5-inch-High Definition Flat Panel Monitor. Two audio speakers on the front of the monitor for Doppler audio. A microphone for recording located bottom center of the monitor. Also located at the bottom of the monitor are LEDs that indicate if the microphone is on and monitor power. On the right side of the monitor are the buttons for the monitor menu, and brightness leveling. 2Articulating ArmArticulating arm allows the Monitor to: Tilt +60° forward, -10° back Left / Right swivel articulation ± 80° Horizontal articulation up to 30 cm Vertical articulation up to 15 cm locking mechanism for transport The articulating arm allows movement of the monitor, independent of the system and of the control panel. The arm allows adjustment of the monitor position towards / away and side / side or tilted. The monitor can fold down to 125cm in height during transport. The locking mechanism on the arm secures the monitor in place during transport. 3The S Class provides up to six transducer holders. The transducer holders are designed with non-slip grooves to hold the transducer cable in place. The 6th holder can be changed to a gel warmer placing warm gel at your fingertips.Cable ManagementThe S Class has up to six transducer holders designed with non-slip grooves to hold the transducer and cable in place. There is an optional gel warmer. Beneath the control panel is the pull out keyboard and two sturdy hooks to help keep the transducer cable off of the floor. 4 Left/Right swivel articulation ± 38º   Vertical articulation 85 – 100 cm Positioning the systemInside the Control Panel handle there are two locks, when depressed, they engage control panel movement. The left controls the swivel side/side motion and the Right controls the up/down motion. Control Panel Learn more about the control panel. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Control Panel (Right Side)CalloutsPower / QuickStartPatient Management  Advanced ControlsSoft Key - Secondary OptimizationUser-Defined Major ModesThe Control Panel is a logical layout with walk-up usability. One is the Power/QuikStart and stand-by button. QuikStart allows the system to enter stand-by mode providing a faster shut down and boot up for transport between exams. Two are Patient Management keys. Selecting Patient allows you to select or enter the Patient information. Review populates exam images that were collected so they can be reviewed or edited. Report launches the report page for that patient. The End exam button ends the exam; notice that the End Exam button is slightly recessed to avoid accidental selection. Three accesses Advanced Modes. Virtual Touch Technologies is identified by the letter E, Contrast Agent imaging button is labeled contrast and 3D/4D applications is labeled 3D/4D. Four are Soft keys which are secondary optimization controls that will vary depending on function. Each function available will display on the touch panel along the bottom. Five are the Specialty keys which are a User-Defined Key which allows the user to determine its function such as annotation or measurements, a dedicated Pointer and Delete Key Number 6 covers the Major Modes 2D, M-Mode, Color, PW, CW beneath those knobs are toggles that include: Baseline, Scale, Focus and Depth 2Control Panel (Left Side)CalloutsAudio VolumeDGC abd TEQZoom and DualUp / Down Multiple FunctionsHomebaseFreezeMoving to the right side of Control panel, One is the Audio Volume knob. Two are the DGC controls and TEQ button. The TEQ key activates/deactivates our automatic image optimization technology. Three is the Zoom and Dual knobs located to the right of the Home Base. Four are the Up/Down Key with multiple functionalities applicable to Protocols, Reports, Review, Multi-Modality Review, and stress echo. Five is the Home Base area, Trackball, Text, Measurements, Clip Capture and Image Store. Six is the Freeze button. 3HomebaseCalloutsRight Select Left Select Measurement CaliperAnnotationClip StoreImage StoreThe area surrounding the laser optical track ball is called Home Base. On either side of the track ball are two Select keys and above the track ball is an Update key. Below the trackball is an ergonomic wrist rest reducing strain while scanning and optimizing. The Select keys have different functionality depending on the mode. They are used for imaging, measurements, in review, and in the patient bowser. The Update Key function depends on the mode. Examples include, changing from 2D to PW / M-mode when in a mixed mode, Dual image selection, using SieScape panoramic or 3D imaging. Use the Trackball to position on-screen objects, such as the color Region of Interest (ROI), Doppler cursor, and measurement calipers. Upon Freeze, the trackball defaults to the Cine function. The top left outer button activates your measurement calibers and the button below that activates your text ability. Top outer right button is used to store clips and below that button is your still image capture. Please select learn more below to understand more about the external features. External Features Learn more about the external features of the S-Class Family. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Upper Right Panel CalloutsThree Transducer PortsCW PortUSB PortThere are three universal transducer ports, as well as an auxiliary CW port. The transducer connectors are micro-pinless connectors. The connectors place the circuit board of the transducer next to the system circuit board, reducing the overall noise and improving the signal. Underneath the CW port is a USB port to connect a footswitch. The footswitch functions can be customized in the System Configuration menu. 2Upper Left Panel CalloutsTransducer Parking SpotECG PortAuxilary ECG PortEnter your script here.3Front Brakes CalloutsFlat Foot Panel - has three settingsThere is a flat foot panel at the center of the system by the front wheels. The pedal has three settings which are manual settings: Locked no movement Locked swivel all wheels only roll forward or backward Unlocked position all wheels swivel and roll 4Rear BrakesRear brakes can either be locked or unlocked individually using individual lever.5DVD / CD / Blu-RayCalloutsCD-R, DVD-R and Blu-Ray mediaLocated on the left side the media drive supports: CD-R, DVD-R and Blu-Ray media. Media storage capacity depends on the type and size of format of the images. Please select learn more below to understand more about the external features at the rear of the S-Class Family. Monitor External Learn more about the external features at the rear of the S-Class Family. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Battery Storage Bin Battery: Supports QuikStart stand-by mode 4hour life 1.8 hours to recharge System must be connected to a power source to image  The system ships with a battery, supporting the QuikStart standby mode and maintains system memory for a minimum of 4 hours. A typical time to recharge is 1.8 hours. The battery is located under the storage bin cover on rear. The storage bin can be removed, exposing the battery compartment within a recess, as shown. The panel snaps back into place covering the battery compartment. We recommend contacting service department to review the steps to reinstall / replace the battery. 2Input / Output PanelCalloutsHDMI Video ad Audio OutDVI (external monitor, digital or analogue)BNC (ECG)USB Storage Devices, Video, PrintersRJ (Ethernet)System Status (LEDs)Take a moment to review the Input and Output panel features.3Peripherals Supported devices include: TEAC Blu-Ray DVR Mitsubishi CP30 Color Printer Mitsubishi P95 B/W Printer Sony UPD55 A5 Color Printer Sony UPD25 Color Printer   Upon request the S Class supports these devices with space for these documentation devices on the back.4AC Tray PanelCalloutsMain Circuit BreakerBattery Pack indicator LEDAC OK indicator LEDPower Cord ConnectionThe AC panel is located at the back of the system near the floor. This is the primary power plug and circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is On when it is in the “l” position and Off in the “O” position. Under the power cord connection are 2 rows of LED lights The top line represents the battery pack. The second line represents the AC power. Service accesses the power status for the battery and incoming power in this location. Please select learn more below to review recommended cleaning procedures for the S-Class family. Cleaning Procedures Learn more about the recommended cleaning procedures. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Monitor and Touch ScreenClean with gauze pad or lint-free cloth Clean with an approved disinfecting wipe for disinfecting surfaces Dust with a dry microfiber cloth Do not apply sprays directly to screen To clean the monitor and Touch Screen: Power off the ultrasound system and unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Use a clean gauze pad or lint-free cloth, lightly moistened with a mild detergent wiping the surface of the ultrasound system. Gently wipe the surface of the Touch Screen. - After cleaning, use a clean, lint-free cloth drying the surface. - As required, use an approved disinfectant wipe for disinfecting the ultrasound system and accessories. - Reconnect the ultrasound system power cord into the power outlet. Caution: To avoid the possibility of static shock and damage to the ultrasound system, avoid the use of aerosol spray cleaners on the monitor screens. What not to do Never apply cleaning fluid directly to the screen. The screen is made of very fine layers that absorb moisture. Never use alcohol (e.g. specialty electronics cleaners) or ammonia-based cleaning fluid (e.g. glass cleaner) on the screen. These may strip anti-reflective coatings off the screen and cause clouding. Never use paper towels or general purpose cleaning rags as they are abrasive to the LED Screen. 2Control Panel Pull-out KeyboardFor disinfecting the control panel, use an approved disinfecting wipe (e.g. Sani cloth). For “general cleaning”, use a clean gauze pad or lint free cloth and lightly moisten with a mild detergent and wipe the surface of the ultrasound system. Carefully clean the areas near the trackball, slide controls (DGC), toggles (secondary mode keys) and rotary knobs. Ensure these areas are free of gel and any other visible residue. Ensure that cleaning solution does not seep into the control panel, keyboard, or any other openings. After cleaning, dry the surface using a clean, lint-free cloth. Clean the pull-out keyboard using the same protocol as the control panel. Do not apply liquid directly. When not in use, the pullout keyboard should be housed underneath the control panel. 3TrackballRemove the trackball for cleaning. - Rotate the ring around the trackball counterclockwise and carefully lift up the ring to remove the ring and trackball. - Clean the ring and trackball with a cotton swab or lint-free pad moistened with mild detergent solution. - Clean the inside of the trackball assembly with a cotton swab or lint-free pad moistened with mild detergent solution. - As required, use an approved disinfectant wipe to disinfect the ring, trackball, and trackball assembly. - Allow the trackball components to completely dry before reassembly. - Reinstall the ring and trackball. - Place the trackball inside the trackball assembly. - Place the ring over the trackball, aligning the tab with the point of attachment on the trackball assembly. - Rotate the ring clockwise until the ring snaps into place and the ridges of the ring are in a horizontal position. 4Transducer HoldersClean the transducer holders by removing them from the system. Hold the transducer holder under running water and dry completely before re-attaching. If needed, use an approved disinfecting wipe.5Gel Warmer Bottom CapRemove the gel warmer and cable connector from the system for cleaning. Remove the bottom-cap (indicated here). This improves removal of ultrasound gel, lotion or other substances from the inside. 6Filter To maintain efficient system cooling it is recommended that the filter is checked / cleaned weekly. The filter is located above the back compartment and can be accessed by pulling on the grey area shown in the picture. To clean the filter Power off the system and remove the plug from the power outlet. Locate and remove the filter in the back panel. Rinse with running water, blot with lint-free cloth or carefully vacuum. When completely dry, re-insert filter: Flat side down Place angled corners at the back of the tray Press against the hook and fasten loops Slide air filter tray back into the ultrasound system Plug the power cord into the power outlet. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages.  All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved.  Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only!  For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training.   The Operator Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. The information in this material contains general technical descriptions of specifications and options as well as standard and optional features that do not always have to be present in individual cases.  Certain products, product related claims or functionalities described in the material (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. ACUSON S3000, S2000, S1000, S Family, HELX with Touch Control, and eSieScan protocols are trademarks of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2019. . Complete the self verification section below to verify that you have performed the appropriate tasks. Please select learn more below to review patent registration steps. Patient Registration Learn more about patient registration. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Patient Registration - Starting an ExamIn the top left corner of the control panel is the Patient button, Press the “Patient” key on the Control Panel to begin patient registration. 2Patient RegistrationCalloutsManual EntryManual Entry and Start the ExamManual Entry and schedule the examModality Worklist from the drop-down menuYou can complete registration one of three ways: • Manual entry typing the information using a virtual or pull out keyboard • Pre-registration by entering the patients information in ahead of time manually where the information will populate to the scheduler for later selection. • Modality Worklist (MWL) the system which will populate to the scheduler enabling patient selection. • The modality worklist populates to the Scheduler which is in the drop down selection of the Local Data Base Please select Learn more below for more about the workflow protocols. Workflow Protocols Learn more about the workflow protocols. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Workflow SelectionsWorkflow selections can be made from the patient registration page or from the touch screen. The workflow selections include the transducer, exam-type and protocol. On the Patient Registration Screen use the Drop downs under the Exam section: • Select the transducer you want to use • Select the exam you are performing under “Study” • Then Click “Start Study” If you are using the Touch Screen: • Select the transducer from the top left of the Touch Screen. • Select the transducer-specific exam from the top left “Exam” menu.2eSieScanTM Workflow ProtocolseSieScan protocols are another workflow selection option. eSieScan protocols are fully customizable and can be selected from the registration page or touch screen also. To Select an eSieScan Workflow Protocol from the registration page use the drop down menu available under Protocol before selecting start study. Please Note: The system automatically activates the first view of the protocol once the live scanning screen initiates. To select an eSieScan Workflow Protocol from the Touch Screen: - Press “More” on the top right of the Touch Screen. - Than select “eSieScan™ Protocols”. - And Press the desired Protocol. The Touch Screen displays all customized protocols. Please select Learn more below for information on exam presets. Image Presets Learn more about image presets. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Exam PresetsImage PresetsPresetsThere are two types of presets Exam and Image. Exam presets are the default specific settings such as Display format, Text, Measurements, Reports, and Image Presets. When you select your “study” type during registration it determines the available Exam Presets available. The Study/Exams available for each transducer and the presets associated can be customized in the System Config under “Basic System 2”. Image Presets are the Default exam / Mode specific parameters such as Power, Maps, frequency, focus, SpaceTime resolution, Advanced SieClear compounding, and more. The image presets are customizable for specific users or settings on the “Image” control found on the Touch Screen. Please select Learn more for information on restarting and exam and reviewing images. Restart Review Learn more about restarting an exam and reviewing images. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Restarting a StudyCalloutsPatient on Control PanelLocal DatabasePatient list will populate select the patient to restartAppend StudyTo restart an exam. Press the “Patient” key on the Control Panel. - Select the exam for restart from the “Local Database” and select “Append Study”. - The exam opens and the user adds additional images. Note: The images store to a new folder within the case. 2ReviewCalloutsReview on Control PanelCalloutsImages on a closed studyPatient BrowserTo review images from an active study press “Review” on the Patient Workflow keys. The images will display on the screen. To review images on a closed study: - Select “Patient Browser” on the pull-out keyboard or the “Patient Browser” icon on the top left imaging screen using the “Pointer” key. - The Patient Browser displays all the cases stored to the Local database, Scheduler or external media. To end an exam, press the “End Exam” key on the top left of the control panel. This will close the study and can be set up to send the images at this time. Please note: the “End Exam” key is slightly recessed to avoid unintentional activation.

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