SOMATOM go. platform User Interface Online Training (VA20)
User Interface Online Training navigates the Patient Browser, Exam User Interface, Protocol Selection Workspace and describes how to recognize system scan conflicts and system messages. Note, this online training reflects software version VA20.
Welcome to the SOMATOM go. User Interface Online Training Course. This course will guide you through navigating the user interface and recognizing scan conflicts and system messages. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Navigate the Patient Browser Identify the areas of the Exam User Interface and describe their functions Navigate the Protocol Selection Workspace Recognize the different types of scan conflicts and system messages Congratulations. You have completed the SOMATOM go. User Interface Online Training Course. Listed below are the key points that have been presented. Take time to review the material before you proceed to the final quiz. Select the link below to view/print your review material before proceeding to the final quiz. Download and print a copy of the Course Review. Navigate the SOMATOM go. Workspace The workspace consists of the Scheduler and Patient Browser (Local Data). Scheduler-Search Area, Toolbar, Patient Registration, and Patient List are the four main areas of the Scheduler workspace. Local Data- Work List Bar, Search Area, Results List, Procedure List, Instances List, Series List, Toolbar can be found in Local Data. Identify the areas of the Exam User Interface and describe their function Taskflow Control- Displays examination tasks Patient Position Area- Displays current patient position and position icons Execution control- Control buttons Timeline- Displays scan ranges Parameter Panel- Displays the available scan and recon parameters Recon Ranges- Displays the recon ranges for each scan range Tomo Segment- Displays the acquired tomogram Topo Segment- Displays the acquired topogram CARE Profile- Displays the dose curve Navigate the Protocol Selection Workspace The Protocol Selection Tab consists of six main areas including patient information, physiological signal area, protocol preview area, patient model area, search area, and requested procedure area. Recognize the different types of scan conflicts and system messages Warning: Scan can be performed Error: Scan conflict must be solved to enable scanning The Precondition task in the Taskflow Control Area displays information about the reason for a conflict and how it can be solved. The icons will also mark the parameter which needs to be modified in the scan or Recon Parameter display. The SOMATOM go. user interface is made up of the Scheduler, Patient Browser (Local Data), and the Exam User Interface. The Exam User Interface is the workspace utilized when conducting a scan. Scheduler Learn about the Scheduler. Instructions:Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90018970/SOMATOMgo/SOMATOMgo.Sim01_Scheduler1_1170x719-3Jan19.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90018970/SOMATOMgo/index.htmlPDF File: Exam User Interface Learn about the Exam User Interface. Base ImageHotspotsText BlocksImage File Patient Position Area - Displays the current patient position and position control icons. Taskflow Control - Displays the examination tasks in chronological order: Protocol, Topogram, Scan, Reconstruction, Close. Execution Control - Control buttons. Topo segment - Displays the acquired topogram. Tomo Segment - Displays the acquired tomogram. Recon Ranges - Displays the recon ranges for each scan range. A recon range is indicated by a recon icon. Timeline - Displays the scan ranges in the chronological order in which they appear on a time axis. CARE profile - Displays the dose curve. Parameter Panel - Displays the available scan and recon parameters. The parameter panel is not displayed by default. The panel can be displayed by right selecting the icon of the recon job in the Recon Ranges area, and selecting Show Parameters. Local Data Learn about the Local Data workspace. Slide NumberText BlocksCalloutsAudio ScriptImage File1Local Data The Local Data consists of the following areas: Work List Bar Search Area Results List Procedure List Instances List Series List Toolbar CalloutsWork List BarSearch AreaResults ListInstances ListSeries ListToolbarThe Local Data consists of the following areas: •Work List Bar •Search Area •Results List •Procedure List •Instances List •Series List •Toolbar 2Work list Bar Shows up to five work lists Enables you to create lists Note: On single monitor systems you can toggle between Local Data and Scheduler. On dual monitor systems, the Scheduler is on the left hand side and the Local Data is on the right hand side. The work list bar shows up to five work lists and enables you to create worklists. Selecting the New Work List icon located to the far right of the local data tab allows you to create and save a work list utilizing the current filter settings.3Search Area Enables you to set the current search criteria to search for data or to set up work lists. Divided into three sections: Quick Search Field More Filters Add Condition The search area of local data enables you to set the current search criteria to search for data or to set up worklists. The Search area is divided into three sections including the quick search field, more filters area, and add condition area. The Quick search field searches for a combination of data including patient name, date of birth, ID, study description, date, accession number, or modality. More filters provides additional search conditions and add condition adds or removes search condition fields from the more filters area when more filters is selected.4Results List Shows the data that matches the current search criteria. Can be viewed by: Studies Patients The results list shows the data that matches the current search criteria. The studies list shows studies one by one and the patients list shows the studies grouped by patient level.5Instances List Shows the images and results of the selected series. Can be viewed as: List Preview Thumbnail The Instances List shows the images and results of the selected series. The list view will list the instances of the selected series. The preview view shows a preview of the selected series which can be scrolled through and the thumbnails view shows a thumbnail for each series of the selected study. 6Series List Shows the series of the selected study. Can be viewed as: List Thumbnail The Series List shows the series of the selected study. The series list view lists the series of the selected study and the thumbnail view shows a thumbnail for each series of the selected study. 7Toolbar Provides access to the following tools: CT View&GO Open Open with Print DICOM Q/R Import Export Correct Delete Manage Raw Data Recon The toolbar can be found above the series list and provides access to a multitude of tools that allows you to manage data. Once the patient is loaded, the scan protocol for the current examination must be selected. A scan protocol contains: Scan parameters Reconstruction parameters Default Siemens protocols are available for each standard scan workflow. The Protocol Selection tab provides an overview of the most important patient details which influence the selection of the most suitable protocol for the current examination. Protocol Selection Learn more about the Protocol Selection Workstation. Instructions:Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90018970/SOMATOMgo_ProtocolSelection_1150x719/SOMATOMgo._Sim02_ProtocolSelection___1150x719.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90018970/SOMATOMgo_ProtocolSelection_1150x719/index.htmlPDF File: Warning → Scan scan be performed → The Precondition task in the Taskflow Control Area displays information about the reason for a conflict and how it can be solved. The icons will also mark the parameter which needs to be modified in the scan or Recon Parameter display. Error → Scan conflict must be solved to enable scanning X Notification Icons Learn more about notification icons. Error-informs about a failure, a critical situation or a condition. Error messages contain hints to help you solve the problem. Warning-informs about possible negative consequences of an action and offers different options on how to proceed. Information-gives feedback and informs about the last actions performed. Confirmation-lets the user confirm actions before they are carried out, for example, when data is requested to be deleted. Success-informs about successfully completed actions or a suitable target capacity. Scan Conflict Handling Learn more about Scan Conflict Management TitleTextScan Range Cannot be LoadedTab TitleTextSystem Capacity Not enough disk space, memory, or system capacity A dialog box informs you that not enough disk place, memory, or system capacity is available. In the dialog box, click OK and the dialog box will close. To free up disk space you can, for example, delete images or raw data. If enough disk space, memory, or system capacity is available, the GO button is re-enabled. The status bar icons to the right represent the free raw data disk space on your CT system. On the status bar, the mouse pointer can be moved over the icon to view the percentage of free raw data disk space on your CT system. If the filling level of the disk space on your CT system does not exceed the low watermark, the used disk space is displayed in green. If the filling level of the disk space on your CT system exceeds the low watermark, but does not exceed the high watermark, the used disk space is displayed in yellow. If the filling level of the disk space on your CT system exceeds the high watermark, the used disk space is displayed in red. Topogram too short Topogram Too Short The Preconditions task in the taskflow control displays a message that the topogram is too short. This means that the topogram length is too short for the planned scan range. Possible reasons could be as follows: The patient size exceeds the planned scan range. The scan or recon parameters have been modified. Before the topogram is acquired, the topogram length or the scan or recon parameters have been modified. If the scan range is completely positioned outside the topogram, red error icons are displayed and CARE Profile is red. In this case, the scan range cannot be loaded. If the scan range exceeds the topogram length, yellow warning icons are displayed and CARE Profile is partially yellow. Patient Table Position Invalid position of the patient table In the execution control area, a message informs you that the position of the patient table is invalid and the GO button disabled. Move the patient table to an appropriate position: Move the patient table via the control box or remote system control from the control or examination room. The GO button is enabled again once the appropriate table position is reached. To continue the exam, press the GO button. Recon Ranges Recon Ranges Contain Gaps A dialog box and the Preconditions task in the taskflow control display a message that recon ranges contain gaps and the GO button is disabled In the dialog box, click Confirm. The dialog box closes and the GO button is re-enabled. Adapt the ranges graphically. Continue with loading the range for scanning by pressing the GO button. Tube Load Conflict Tube Load Conflict A tube load conflict occurs if the X-ray tube temperature is expected to exceed the system limits. The cooling time exceeds 10 minutes. The Adjust button is displayed. In the execution control, click Adjust. The required parameter settings are automatically adapted to the appropriate values. The GO button is displayed again. Continue with loading the range for scanning, by pressing the GO button. 1 2 FAST AdjustTab TitleTextSolving X-ray tube conflicts with FAST Adjust Solving X-ray tube conflicts with FAST Adjust The following X-ray tube conflicts could occur: Image Quality Conflict Tube load conflict If the system limits are exceeded because the parameters are unsuitable for the size of the patient, the Fully Automated Scanner Technology FAST Adjust helps you to quickly adapt the required parameter settings to the appropriate values. The Adjust button is available in the execution control in case of an image quality or tube load conflict and offers the possibility to solve such conflicts by changing current-related parameters. The FAST Adjust option uses default limits for the following parameters: FAST Adjust Lower Limit Pitch Factor FAST Adjust Upper Limit Scan Time (s) FAST Adjust Lower Limit max. mAs [%] Within the configured limits, clicking the Adjust button automatically adapts the required parameter settings to the appropriate values. These values are in alignment with the clinical use of the scan protocol e.g., non-contrast study or contrast study. The configured limits are displayed in the Preconditions task in the taskflow control. The effects on the parameters by the FAST Adjust algorithm depend on the CARE Dose4D setting in the scan protocol. 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. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH 2018 Please proceed to the final quiz.
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