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3.2 Setting up the Clarius app

Setting up your Clarius App Settings

 

  • In the upper left hand corner access the hamburger menu → Go to settings
  • Here we recommend changing some of the settings which are set by default.
  • Turn on “Auto Scan on Start”
  • Turn on “Auto Scan Post Cine”
  • Turn on “Quick Exam Upload”
  • Turn on “Continue Scan Post Capture”
  • We suggest increasing your “Cine Capture Length” to 15 seconds

 

  • Scroll down and select “image export settings”
    • Under the “overlays” category you can customize the settings for the images you may share and export with others. We also find turning on: displaying scale, measurements, annotations, pictogram, imaging depth and transmit frequency helpful. Under “header fields” we suggest turning on exam date at a minimum.  If you may also want to display the patients name on shared images depending on where you will be exporting your images and the work flow in your clinic.
  • Next, go back and scroll down to select “on-screen display settings”. This is where you can determine the data shown on the screen when performing your exam.
    • You need to turn on imaging depth.
    • We also suggest turning in transmit frequency if you want to see the frequency your scanner is operating at for a given depth of pennitration.
  • Next, go back and scroll down to the “scanner” section. This is an important section of helping increase your scanner’s battery life.
    • Turn off autoboot to stop your scanner from starting automatically when a battery is inserted or it is removed from its dock.
    • Do not disable sound. This will give you helpful audio feedback when you scanner starts working.
    • We suggest extending contact detection to more than 30 seconds, auto freeze to more than 30 seconds
  • Next, in the same “scanner” section scroll down to the “button settings” button. These settings are very helpful. A nice feature of the Clarius device is that it has buttons on the probe itself which allows you to take pictures and freeze the image, this is very helpful for keeping your hands free, and is ergonomically very useful. 
    • We suggest playing with the settings in determining what you find most ergonomically hopeful for your preferences. As you learn ultrasound, you will likely want to go back to this setting and make adjustments as you gain experience using your probe.
  • Next, go back to the main settings menu, and scroll down to “screen calibration”
    • You want the orange line to be set at 12. This gives you the best contrast on the vast majority of screens.

 

 

Starting up Scanner and getting ready for an exam

 

  • Correct placement of your screen is across from you in the same direction as where your probe will be place. You do not want to be turning your head. Try to keep your scanner within your field of view when looking at the screen.
  • Select B-mode
  • Be able to reach screen to adjust 
  • Activate scanner
  • Rest hand on patient or bed
  • Use a lot of gel 

 

Clarius Application Presets

  • Clarius, In most other ultrasound machines, have presets, where the various settings have been optimized for a particular type of exam.
  • With the Clarius device you want to select the top bar → Click applications → Then select the aesthetics preset depending on the scanner you have.
  • This will optimize the depth and the contrast of your image based on the structures will be imaging, which in our case is facial anatomy.