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How to Enable and Set Quality Reference mAs Values for CARE Dose4D

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How to Enable and Set Quality Reference mAs Values for CARE Dose4D Computed Tomography Siemens' CARE Dose4D automatically adapts radiation dose to the size and shape of each individual patient. For most protocols, this feature is enabled by default, as can be seen on the Scan subtask card of the loaded protocol or in the Scan Protocol Assistant for the selected protocol(s). CAFE DOONO C 120 25.15% 05¢ -J 25 HoUnd CARE Dose4D automatically adapts the eff. mAs to the individual patient size and shape based on a user-defined Quality ref. mAs. Generally, the Quality ref. mAs is considered to be the mAs that would be used on a 70 - 80kg/170lb patient for a specific body part to attain a desired acceptable image quality. By default, a Quality ref. mAs value is populated in all of the Siemens default protocols that use CARE Dose4D; however, image quality is subjective, and as such the user/Radiologist may wish to change this value in order to increase or decrease image noise for a scan protocol. This can be accomplished in either the Scan subtask card or in the Scan Protocol Assistant* 1. To change the Quality ref. mAs value in the Scan subtask card, click the dose settings button to display the image quality definition dialogue box. Use the up/down arrows or type in the box directly to define a new Quality ref. mAs. NOTE: Do not adapt the Quality ref. mAs for each patient. Only change this value if you wish to adjust image quality for all patients when using the selected protocol. SIEMENS siemens.com/healthineers Healthineers Job Aid | How to Enable and Set Quality Reference mAs Values for CARE Dose4D Effective Date:8/16/2016 | Quality 338 Edt Insert View Setup Ima Save the protocol by clicking Edit > Save Scan Protocol .* Cut Copy Paste Repeat Add Recon Job Delete Recon Job Copy Recon Range Replace Recon Range Save Scan Protocol. Delete Scan Protocol .. Save Contrast Protocol Save Contrast Protocol As. 2. To change the Quality ref. mAs value in the Scan Protocol Assistant, open the SPA by clicking Options > Configuration > Scan Protocol Assistant. Version License Els Browser. Switch to Eidemal Simulator Hde -Gamulation Taskcard Bartengece Sennice Trahaty Conversion Auto Delete Poage'Ter fican Protocol E-Logbool Edto Astittant Respiratory Firing Study Osong Report DyEVICT Voume CT Layout Eater Centguncon Wann Audit Trail Date and Viewe 3. Select Change Parameters, and click the Next icon. Manipulate scan protocols (cut / copy / paste / delete) . Change parameters Import user scan protocols Export scan protocols Restore scan protocols to Siemens default Siemens Healthineers Services Page 2 of 4 Job Aid | How to Enable and Set Quality Reference mAs Values for CARE Dose4D Effective Date:8/16/2016 | Quality 338 4. Select the protocol(s) for which you wish to change the Quality ref. mAs, and click the Next icon. 2 3 THE LAFFE 5. Select the Scan Step icon to display the scan parameters for the acquisition(s). Double-click within the Quality ref. mAs field(s) to activate the cursor and type in a new Quality ref. mAs value. The new value will display in green. Scan Protocol Assistant 1 2 3 Change parameters Protocol Topogram Scan Recon Auto tasking Including topogram Range Quality Quality Quality (Eff.) (Eff) name Mode KV ref. mAs |ref. mAs(A) | ref. mAs(. mAs |mAs(A) Thorax / ThoraxRoutine (Adult) Topogram: 35mA, 512mm, AP. Craniocaudal Thorax Spiral 120 105 110 Abdomen / AbdomenRoutine (Adult) Topogram: 35mA, 512mm, AP. Craniocaudal Abdomen Spiral 120 210 210 Click the Next icon until you reach the Confirmation page. To save your changes, click Yes .* Do you want to save these changes? Yes *User must have sufficient privileges or authority to make changes to saved scan protocols. Siemens Healthineers Services Page 3 of 4 Job Aid | How to Enable and Set Quality Reference mAs Values for CARE Dose4D Effective Date:8/16/2016 | Quality 338 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's 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. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities (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. 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. 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