Samsung | SONOACE X6 | Samsung SONOACE X6 User Manual (Sonoace X6 USER Manual)

Chapter 2
Introduction
And Installation
What is SONOACE X6? ............................................................................................... 3
Features and Advantages of SONOACE X6 .............................................................................3
Specifications ............................................................................................................... 4
Product Configuration and Installation .......................................................................... 7
Monitor .......................................................................................................................................7
Control Panel .............................................................................................................................9
Console ....................................................................................................................................16
Peripheral Devices ...................................................................................................................19
Probe .......................................................................................................................................22
Accessory ................................................................................................................................23
Options .....................................................................................................................................23
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What is SONOACE X6?
The SONOACE X6 is a high-resolution color ultrasound scanner with high penetration and a
variety of measurement functions.
Features and Advantages of SONOACE X6
■ High-end Digital Beam Forming – The SONOACE X6 utilizes the newly developed Digital
Beam forming technology.
■ A variety of applications – The SONOACE X6 is optimized for use in a variety of ultrasound
departments, including abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, vascular, cardiac and urology
applications.
■ Various diagnostic Modes - 2D Mode, M Mode, Color Doppler Mode, Power Doppler Mode,
PW Spectral Doppler Mode, CW Spectral Doppler Mode(optional) etc.
■ 3D images can be obtained.
■ Measurement and Report Functions – Besides the basic distance, area, circumference and
volume measurement functions, the SONOACE X6 also provides application-specific
measurement functions. The report function collates measurement data.
■ Review of Scanned Images – The SONOACE X6 displays Cine images of 512 frames and
loop images of 4096 lines.
■ SonoView - This is a total ultrasound image management system, which allows a user to
archive, view and exchange documents.
■ DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) Function - This is used to archive,
transmit and print DICOM images through a network.
■ Peripheral/Accessory Connection – A variety of peripheral devices including VCRs and
printers can be easily connected to the SONOACE X6.
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Specifications
Height: 1378mm (with monitor)
Physical
Dimensions
Width: 483mm
Depth: 691mm
Weight: More than 60.75kg
2D real-time
Dual 2D real-time
2D/M-mode
Color Doppler
Imaging modes
Pulsed-wave Doppler
Continuous-wave Doppler (Optional)
Power Doppler
3D-mode (Freehand)
Simultaneous
Gray Scale
256 (8 bits)
Dynamic transmit focusing, maximum of eight points (four points
Focusing
simultaneously selectable)
Digital dynamic receive focusing (continuous)
Curved Linear Array
C2-5EP, C2-8, C2-4ES, C3-7EP, C4-9ED
Linear Array
HL5-12ED, L3-8, L5-12EP, L5-12/50EP, LN5-12
Probes
(Type BF / IPX7)
Endocavity Curved Linear Array
ER4-9/10ED, EV4-9/10ED, NER-9ES, NEV-9ES, BCC4-9
Phased Array
P2-4AH, P3-7AC
CW
CW2.0, CW4.0
Three probe connectors
Probe connections
Four probe connectors for option
※ Including one CW probe connector.
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Monitor
ECG
2-5
15 inch LCD monitor
Type BF
VHS and S-VHS VCR left and right audio
ECG
Microphone
Rear Panel Input
Connections
Patient monitor video and 9V dc power
B/W printer video and remote control
VGA monitor
Parallel port
USB
Maximum 512 frames for CINE memory
Image Storage
Maximum 4096 Lines for LOOP memory
Image filing system
Application
Electrical
Parameters
General, Gynecology, Abdomen, OB, Renal, Urology, Vascular, Small Part,
Fetal Heart, Breast, Musculoskeletal, Pediatric, Cardiac, TCD, Neonatal
100-120V/200-240VAC, 8/5A, 50/60Hz
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Automatic
Calculation and
Quantification
Cardiology
Fetal Echo
Vascular
Urology
* Refer the Chapter 5 for additional information
TGC control
Mode-independent gain control
Acoustic power control (adjustable)
Dynamic aperture
Signal processing
(Pre-processing)
Dynamic apodization
Dynamic range control (adjustable)
Image view area control
M-mode sweep speed control
HD zoom
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Frame average
Signal processing
(Post-processing)
Gamma-scale windowing
Image orientation (left/right and up/down)
White on black/black on white
Trackball operation of multiple cursors
Measurement
2D: Linear measurements and area measurements using elliptical
approximation or trace
M-mode: Continuous readout of distance, time, and slope rate
Doppler: Velocity and trace
Black-and white printer
Color printer
Auxiliary
VCR
Monitor
Foot switch (IPX1)
User Interface
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese
Operating: 700hPa to 1060hPa
Pressure Limits
Storage: 700hPa to 1060hPa
Operating: 30% to 75%
Humidity Limits
Temperature
Storage & Shipping: 20% to 90%
O
O
Operating: 10 C ~ 35 C
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Limits
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Storage & Shipping: -25 C ~ 60 C
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Product Configuration and Installation
The SONOACE X6 consists of the monitor, the control panel, the console, the peripheral
devices, and the probes.
Monitor
NOTE
When the system powers on, the monitor screen becomes white for 1 or 2
seconds. This is the effect of the residual power and does not affect the
use of the equipment.
The monitor of this system is a color VGA monitor, which displays ultrasound images and
additional information. This monitor is connected to the main body through a central pivot,
allowing it to be tilted to the optimal viewing angle.
▐ Monitor Display
The monitor displays ultrasound images, operation menus and a variety of other
information. The screen is divided into six sections: ①Title, ②Menu, ③Image, ④
Thumbnail, ⑤Feedback, and ⑥Flexible Soft Menu sections.
[Figure 2.1 Monitor Display]
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Title
This section displays the Logo, Patient Name, Hospital Name, Application, Frame
Rate & Depth, Probe Information, Acoustic Output Information and Date & Time.
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Menu
The menu is divided into 3 kinds: Image adjustment menu, Measurement menu, and
Utility menu. Use Menu dial-button to select an item from the menu.
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Image Area
The ultrasound image, image information, annotation, and measurement information
are displayed in the image area.
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Thumbnails Area
Saved images, by pressing the Save button on the control panel, are displayed in the
thumbnails area. This area shows up to four images.
Thumbnails are showed when you check ‘on’ in Setup> System > Misc.
Click a thumbnail with a pointer to enlarge.
NOTE

Refer to ‘Chapter 3. Settings’ for detail.
Feedback Area
This feedback area provides a variety of information necessary for system use e.g.
current system status and Body Markers.
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Flexible Soft Menu
The Flexible Soft Menu is displayed on the screen at all times. The items shown on
the monitor vary, depending on the status of the system.
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Control Panel
The control panel can be used for controlling the system.
[Figure 2.2 Control Panel]
The user can manipulate the control panel using ① Up/Down Switch, ② Dial-Button, ③ Dial, ④
Slide, ⑤ Button, and ⑥ Trackball. The dial-button can be used both as a dial and a button.
▐ Control Panel Map
The following are descriptions and instructions for the controls on the control panel. For
more information on the buttons with multiple functions, see Chapter 3 and later of this
manual.
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Power On/Off
This is used toTurn the system on/off.
Press the button for about 1 second to turn the product On for use,
On/Off
and press and hold down the button for 2 seconds to turn the product
Off after use. Once turned Off, the system needs a 5-second interval
before restarting by pressing the button.
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Starting and Finishing Exam
This is used to change another probe.
Probe
If you use Two-probe connector (optional), this is used to appear a
window to select/change probes and applicati-ons.
This is used to appear a window for patient selection and information
Patient
entry.
End Exam

This is used to finish the exam of the currently selected patient and
reset the related data.
Selecting Diagnosis mode and Gain Control
NOTE
For further information on each Mode, refer to ‘Chapter 4. Diagnosis
Modes’.
This is used to view two-dimensional anatomy images in the direction
2D
of scanning in real time. Pressing this button while in 2D mode does
not turn it off. However, pressing the 2D button will return the system
to 2D Mode from other image modes.
This is used to turn M Mode on. The M Mode is used to observe the
M
motion patterns of objects occurring over time along a single vector.
Press this button again to turn M Mode off.
This is used to turn Color Doppler Mode on. Color Doppler Mode
C
shows the pattern of blood flow on 2D image in real time. Press C
button again to turn Color Doppler Mode off.
This is used to turn Power Doppler Mode on. Power Doppler Mode
PD
displays the color intensity of blood flow within the ROI in the 2D
image. Press PD button again to turn Power Doppler Mode off.
This is used to turn PW Spectral Doppler Mode on. This mode is used
PW
(Optional)
to show vascular or cardiac blood flow. 2D Mode can be used
simultaneously. Press this button again to turn PW Spectral Doppler
Mode off.
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CW
(Optional)
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This is used to turn CW Spectral Doppler Mode on. CW Spectral
Doppler Mode gives information on the speed/direction of blood flow in
the form of a spectral trace and audio signal.
This is used to turn Dual Mode on. Dual Mode is used to compare two
Dual
2D images. Use the Set button Dual button or Update button to
change the activated image in Dual Mode. Press 2D button to turn
Dual Mode off.
Harmonic
This is used to turn Harmonic Imaging on. Press this button again to
turn the mode off. This button is only activated with the specific probe.
This adjusts 2D Gain, 2D Post Gain or activates the Freeze function.
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2D Gain function – Use the dial in 2D mode to adjust Gain.
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Freeze function – Press the button while scanning to stop the
Gain/
video scanning. LED of this button in frozen state is displayed as
blue and Cine, Save, Echo Print, and Measurements are
Freeze/
PGC
available. Press this button again, LED is displayed as green.
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2D PGC(Post Gain Control) function - Changes the post curve in
the frozen state to provide effects similar to changing Gain, TGC,
DR, etc.
Gain/
PGC

This adjusts Gain or Post Gain.
Image Adjustment
Focus
This switch is used to focus on the area of interest. Raise/ lower the
switch to raise/lower the focusing point.
Depth
This switch is used to adjust the scanning depth of the image. Raise/
lower the switch to decrease/ increase the scanning depth of an
image.
HD Zoom
Raising this switch causes a Zoom box to appear. Modify the size of
Zoom box with the Change button and Trackball, and press Set
button to apply it to the image.
Press Exit button or adjust Depth switch to exit. The position of the
magnified area can be adjusted with the Trackball.
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This is used to perform the Read Zoom function. Adjust the
size/position of a 2D image with Change button and the Trackball.
Zoom
Roll the Trackball upwards to view the lower portion of the image, and
vice versa. To observe the right/left portion of the image, move the
Trackball to the left/right. Press Exit button or Zoom button to exit
Zoom mode.
This is used to adjust Gain, TGC, etc. automatically to optimize
Quick Scan
Contrast and Brightness.
The ‘Q’ mark is displayed on the top of the image.
Press this button again to exit.
Menu function - Press dial button to activate the available menu item
of current scan mode. Rotate the dial button to the right/left to move
Menu/ Angle
up/down a menu.
Angle function - Adjust the angle of sample volume in PW Spectral
Doppler Mode. It is also used to adjust the Indicator angle or the Probe
angle of Body Marker.
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TGC (Time Gain Control)
TGC
CAUTION

Eight slides are used to adjust TGC (Time Gain Compensation)
values.
Care should be taken when adjusting TGC values. Too large
difference in the gain value settings of two adjacent slides may
lead to inaccurate image generation.
Measurement and Annotation
Caliper
Calculator
This is used to measure distance, volume, circum-ference, and area.
Press the button repeatedly to cycle through all the available
measurement methods.
This is used to appear a different measurement menu, depending on
the examination subject and diagnosis mode. The examination subject
changes each time the button is pressed. Select an appropriate item to
perform the measurement.
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Indicator
Clear
Body Marker
NOTE
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This button is used to appear an arrow marker. It points the parts of
the displayed image.
This button is used to erase the text, Indicator, Body Marker, and
measurement data from the displayed image.
This button is used to appear a Body Marker list.
For more information about Measurement, refer to `Chapter 5
Measurements and Calculations’. For more information about
annotation, refer to `Chapter 6 Image Managements’.
Trackball and its related control
Trackball
This is used to move the cursor on the display and to scroll through
CINE images.
This is used to change the current Trackball function. It is used during
Change
measurements to alter the position of the last point. It is also used to
adjust the position of the text cursor.
There are two buttons on each side of the Trackball.
SET; This is used in conjunction with the Trackball to set a specific item
or value. In Spectral Doppler Mode and 3D mode, it is also used as
update function. It shows as green color.
Set / Exit
EXIT; This is used to exit the current mode and return to initial settings.
It shows as blue color.
The function of each button can be set in Utility > Setup > Peripherals >
Key Setup.
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SonoView and Report
SonoView
When this is pressed on the keyboard, SonoView, the Image Filing
program, is activated.
Report
When this is pressed on the keyboard, a report program containing
measurement results from the current diagnosis mode appears.
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NOTE

Save and Print
Save
Echo Print

For more information about SonoView, refer to `Chapter 6 Image
Managements’ and for more information about Report, refer to
`Chapter 5 Measurements and Calculations’.
This is used to save a currently displayed image or measurement report
in the system database. The user can manage the saved image and
report with SonoView.
This is used to print out the current image via an Echo printer.
Alphanumeric Keyboard
[Figure 2.3 Alphanumeric keyboards]
The alphanumeric keyboards are used to type in text. Some function keys are related
to measurement.
Z Key
Press this button in HD Zoom mode to hide the Zoom Navigation Box.
Press it again to show the box.
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Flexible Soft Buttons
These buttons activate the corresponding
Flexible Soft Menu at the bottom of the
screen.
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Function Buttons
[F1]
This is used to input text.
Text
[F2]
This is used to display M line or hide.
M Line
[F3]
This is used to start the biopsy.
Biopsy
[F4]
Data on / off
[F5]
This button is used to display information of image on the upper right
side of screen or hide.
This is used to start 3D Mode.
3D
[F7]
Storage
Manager
[F8]
Setup
[F9]
This button is used to appear the Storage Manager window, where
saving, transmission, backup and other functions are available.
This button is used to appear the Setup window for setting system
parameters.
This button is used to appear the utility menu.
Utility
[F10]
Application
This is used to appear a window to select/change probes and
applications.
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Console
The console consists of two parts – the inner unit and the outer unit. The inner section is
responsible for ultrasound image generation. The outer section is designed to support the use of
other devices and includes monitor and probe connection sockets, the probe holder, storage
devices like HDDs, storage space for peripheral devices and the system power switch.
[Figure 2.4 Console]
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▐ Rear Panel
A monitor, printer, VCR, etc. are connected via the rear panel at the back of the system.
VGA (Output)
The VGA signal is sent to the monitor.
LAN (Input/Output)
DICOM can be connected via the LAN port.
Patient information is transferred to another
server via the DICOM network.
Audio (Output)
The input/output of Audio signals is possible.
VHS (Output)
Connect the VCR using the VHS method.
Printer (Output)
Echo printer connection.
Printer Remote (Output)
Remote Echo printer connection.
[Figure 2.5 Rear Panel]
ECG Connector
ECG Module connection.
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▐ Main Power On/Off Switch
The main power on/off switch locates under the rear panel. Powers the product On/Off.
[Figure 2.6 Main Power On/Off Switch]
▐ Probe Holder
A probe holder is mounted at the right/left side of the control panel.
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Peripheral Devices
NOTE
Refer to the operation manual of peripheral device about its operating.
▐ Internal Peripheral Devices
These are peripheral devices mounted in the system.

DVD-Multi
DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM

Hard Disc Drive
More than 80Gbytes.
▐ External Peripheral Devices
These are peripheral devices that can be connected for use when needed and are
connected via the USB port located at the rear panel.
CAUTION
NOTE
When using a peripheral device from a USB port, always turn the power
off before connecting/disconnecting the device. Connection/disconnection of USB devices during power-on may lead to malfunction of the
system and USB devices.

When remove the removable disk, use Storage manager.

USB ports are located both on the front panel and the rear panel of
the console.
We recommend that you connect USB storage devices (MO drive,
flash memory media, etc.) to the ports on the front panel and other
USB peripheral devices to the rear panel for added convenience.
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The following products are recommended:

Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)

Video Page printer

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Black and White : SONY UP-897MD, Mitsubishi P91W, Mitsubishi P93W
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Color : SONY UP-20, SONY UP-21MD
Inkjet Printer
NOTE
Contact MEDISON Local sales or service representative about
abailable printers.
Do not place an inkjet printer inside the patient environment.
[Figure 2.7 The patient environment]
CAUTION

Contact MEDISON Customer Service Center for inquiries about printer
driver installation.
USB Magnetic Optical (MO) Disk Drive
1 Fujitsu DynaMO 1300U2B or later version
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CAUTION
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The USB MO Drive should not be used with other USB storage
devices simultaneously.
USB to RS-232C Serial Cable
USB to Serial (RS-232C) Converter with FTDI Chipset (FTDI FT232BM Compatible)
NOTE

For more information about the Open Line Transfer, refer to
`Chapter 5. Measurements and Calculations’.
Foot Switch
Set the function of the foot switch in Setup > Peripherals > Foot Switch; Dual, Freeze,
Update, or Store.

Flash Memory Media
Imation iFLASH USB 2.0 1GB, Imation USB Swing Blue 1G
NOTE
If you use the USB 1.1 flash memory, the system cannot recognize
it. In the case of this, delete the flash memory from the console and
quip again.
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Probe
Probes are devices that generate ultrasound waves and process reflected wave data for the
purpose of image formation.
NOTE
For more information, refer to `Chapter 8 Probes’.
▐ Connecting probes
Be sure to connect or disconnect probes when the power is off to ensure the safety of the
system and the probes.
1. Connect probes to the probe ports on the front panel of the system. A maximum of
three probes (four probes optional) can be connected at one time. Connect the
Biplane and CW probes to their respective dedicated connectors.
2. Turn the connector-locking handle clockwise after inserting the probe into the probe
port.
When the system is powered on, the probe last in use is automatically activated.
[Figure 2.8 Probe Connector]
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Accessory
This system provides a box including accessories.
CAUTION
Main cord set, separately certified according to the relevant standards, is to
be used when supplied to EU and USA/CAN.
[Figure 2.9 Accessories]
NOTE
Accessories can be different according to the country.
Options
The SONOACE X6 has the following optional functions:
■
Image filing-SONOVIEW
■
DICOM
■
Freehand 3D
■
Pulse wave Doppler
■
Color Doppler
■
Cardiac S/W Package
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