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ACUSON Sequoia™ Ultrasound System 3D/4D Job aid

This document contains a review of 3D data set components, the automated acquisition, and voxel adjustments.

ACUSON Sequoia™ Ultrasound System 3D/4D Job Aid Components of a data set The 3D data set is a series of 2D-mode images. • The 2D-mode image displays on the X and Y-planes as a pixel. • A 3D image adds a Z-plane, creating the voxel, and adding depth to the image. • A multiplanar image displays three planes called the A, B, and C planes. • The reference dot shows the pivot point for all three planes. • Rotations of the image and data set occur on three axes. • X-axis rotates horizontally. • Y-axis rotates vertically. • Z-axis rocks clockwise or counterclockwise. • Automated acquisition of a data set Data sets acquired with an automated transducer contain qualitative information. • Hold the automated transducer stationary during acquisition using even pressure. • Use the smallest ROI / VOI, and sweep angle possible. • The Quality setting adjusts the number of 2D images acquired in the sweep and • thus the volume rate, speed of acquisition, and resolution change. A sampling of adjustments for the voxel and image Brightness Changes the voxel saturation. • Optimal 3D image dependent on the 2D-mode overall gain settings. • Opacity Adjusts the transparency of the voxel. • Increasing the opacity level results in a solid appearance of a structure. • Decreasing results in a transparent appearance. • Quality Allows selection to balance resolution and acquisition time. • Determines the number or 2D images acquired in a sweep. • Smooth Changes the surface appearance of the rendered volume. • Sweep angle Distance the mechanical transducer moves during data set acquisition. • Threshold Decreasing threshold removes low-level echoes. • Increasing threshold removes low-level echoes filling in surfaces. • SIEMENS Unrestricted Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 Healthineers Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Effective Date: 18 Feb 2021 | HOOD0516200313162771 ACUSON Sequoia System 3D/4D Job Aid Effective Date: 18 Feb 2021 | HOOD05162003162771 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 (herein- after 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. ACUSON Sequoia is a trademark of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH 2021 ………………………………………………………… Siemens Healthineers Headquarters Siemens Healthcare GmbH Henkestr. 127 91052 Erlangen, Germany Telephone: +49 9131 84-0 siemens.com/healthineers