Syllabi

Course Syllabi

Advanced Ultrasound Systems provides our students with access to a wide range of common OEM systems. Don't see a system on this list?

Agenda - Introduction to Diagnostic Ultrasound

  1. Introduction to Ultrasound

    1. Clinical Advantages and Disadvantages
    2. Clinical Applications of Ultrasound

  2. Transducers and Beamforming

    1. Transducer Design and Theory

      1. Types of Probes

    2. The Ultrasound Beam

      1. Beam Profiles
      2. Focusing the Beam
      3. Steering the Beam
      4. Lobe Artifacts

    3. The Formats of Imaging

      1. Lab, Changing Key Imaging Controls

  3. Imaging Modalities

    1. 2D Imaging
    2. 3D/4D Imaging
    3. Harmonic Imaging
    4. Motion Mode
    5. Doppler Imaging

      1. Doppler Theory
      2. CW Doppler
      3. PW Doppler

    6. Color Flow Imaging

      1. Autocorrelation
      2. Clinical Applications of CF
      3. Power Doppler

    7. Elastography
    8. Lab, Changing and Modifying Settings for Modalities

  4. System Architecture

    1. Scanner/Front End

      1. Transmitters
      2. Receivers and Detectors
      3. Gain Compensation and Log Compression
      4. Block Diagram

    2. Scan Convertor/Backend Processor

      1. R-Theta Conversion
      2. Doppler Processing
      3. Block Diagram

    3. System Timing and Control

      1. Software
      2. Control Buses
      3. User Interface

    4. Power Subsystem

      1. Typical Design

    5. Full System Block Diagram
    6. Typical Boot-up Sequence
    7. Lab, Back-up and Restore of User Presets

  1. DICOM and Networking

    1. Theory and Design

      1. Definitions and Terminology
      2. Network architecture
      3. Typical medical imaging network

    2. Tools and Troubleshooting

      1. System diagnostics
      2. K-PACS

    3. Lab, Use of K-PACS to Test DICOM

  2. System and Transducer Performance Testing

    1. Testing Resolution

      1. Artifacts

    2. Baselining Your System Performance
    3. Preventive Maintenance
    4. Rationale for Evidence-Based Quality Assurance
    5. Tools of the Trade

  3. Clinical terminology

    1. System Performance Testing

      1. Tissue Mimicking Phantoms
      2. Other Testing Devices

        1. Aureon, Nickel, Computerized Phantom Analysis

    2. Lab, Use of Phantom for Performance Testing and Troubleshooting
    3. Electrical Leakage Testing
    4. Visual Inspections
    5. User Maintenance
    6. TOE (TE) Probe Testing and Inspection
    7. Safety

      1. Ultrasound Output
      2. PPE and Safe Handling

  4. Final Test

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for GE Logiq E9 and Vivid E9

  1. Logiq E9, Introduction and Overview

    1. Introduction, Clinical Features
    2. Physical Design
    3. Design Features

      1. Control Panel
      2. Displays
      3. Touch Screen
      4. External I/Os
      5. Probes

    4. Basic Use of Logiq E9

      1. Touch Screen menus
      2. Dataflows

  2. Functional Design & Theory of Operation, Logiq E9 and Vivid E9

    1. Typical Boot Sequence
    2. Software Theory & Design

      1. Design changes, software configurations
      2. Installing software on Logiq E9 & Vivid E9

    3. Hardware Design and Theory of Operation

      1. Front End PCBs

        1. Location
        2. Function
        3. Front End signal flow and buses
        4. LEDs for troubleshooting
        5. Design changes

      2. Student Lab, Front End Board Removal and Replacement
      3. Back End Processor (BEP)

        1. Components
        2. Connections
        3. Inputs and outputs
        4. Design history and versions

      4. Student Lab, Access to BEP

        1. Remove and replace BEP power supply

      5. Power Subsystem

        1. Assemblies and functions

      6. Student Lab, Remove and replace main power supply
      7. User Interface

        1. Components and theory of operation
        2. Console control and data signals
        3. LCD monitor (touch screen)
        4. XY and Z mechanisms

      8. Student Lab, Remove and replace Upper Op Panel & Touch Screen

  1. Diagnostics and Servicing of Logiq E9 and Vivid E9

    1. Tools Needed
    2. Collecting Vital Information
    3. Service Diagnostics

      1. CSD
      2. DC Offset calibration

    4. Monitor adjustments
    5. Adjusting the XY & Z Mechanisms
    6. Power Supply Troubleshooting
    7. Student Lab, Logiq E9 Utilities & Diagnostics

  2. Preventive Maintenance

    1. User Maintenance
    2. Service PMs & Quality Testing

  3. Vivid E9, Overview & Design Differences

    1. Clinical & Design Features

      1. User interface & I/Os
      2. Probes

    2. Typical Power On Sequence
    3. Configuration (Config) Screens

      1. Network set-up
      2. DICOM & connectivity

  4. Design Theory & Hardware Design of Vivid E9

    1. Control Panel
    2. LCD Monitors
    3. BEP
    4. Service & User Maintenance
    5. Student Lab, Vivid E9 Config & Diagnostics

  5. Final Test

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for GE Logiq E10

  1. Introduction and overview

    1. Introduction, clinical features and options
    2. Physical design of console
    3. Design features

      1. User interface
      2. External inputs and outputs
      3. External drives and optional equipment
      4. Printers and VCRs
      5. Probes
      6. DICOM & connectivity

    4. Service access

      1. Service licenses

    5. Basic Use of Logiq E10

      1. Control panel layout
      2. Touch screen menus
      3. Monitor display layout
      4. Power on, power off
      5. Operator panel movement
      6. Monitor adjustments
      7. Wheel locks
      8. Patient browser

        1. Creating a patient study

  2. Functional design & theory of operation

    1. Theory of operation and components

      1. Front End

        1. Components and functions
        2. Front End signal flow and buses
        3. Location of PCBs
        4. LEDs for troubleshooting
        5. Design changes

      2. Student Lab, Front End board removal and replacement
      3. Back End

        1. Components and functions
        2. Location of parts
        3. Inputs and outputs
        4. LEDs for troubleshooting
        5. Design history and versions

      4. Student Lab, access to back end components

        1. Remove and replace GPU

      5. Power subsystem

        1. Assemblies
        2. Location of parts

      6. Student Lab, Remove and replace main power supply
      7. Timing and control

        1. Components

      8. User interface

        1. XY and Z mechanisms
        2. Operator panel

      9. Student Lab, remove and replace Trackball Assembly

    2. Software Theory & Design

      1. Design changes, software configurations
      2. DICOM & connectivity
      3. Service configuration
      4. Typical Boot Sequence
      5. Installing software

  1. Diagnostics and servicing

    1. Collecting vital system information
    2. Tools Needed
    3. Mechanical adjustments

      1. Monitor range of motion
      2. Adjusting the XY & Z mechanisms

    4. Service desktop

      1. Service licenses and SSA Key
      2. System Information
      3. Software status
      4. Hardware configuration
      5. Hardware status and monitoring
      6. Network tools
      7. Hardware diagnostics
      8. Utilities

        1. Logs
        2. Hard drive tools
        3. Database tools

    5. Student Labs, Logiq E10 diagnostics & utilities

      1. Troubleshooting
      2. Simulator mode
      3. Image artifacts
      4. No boot

  2. Preventive Maintenance

    1. User maintenance

      1. Tasks and frequencies

    2. Service PMs & quality assurance testing

      1. Inspections
      2. Functional checks
      3. Electrical safety tests

  3. Final Test

Course Prerequisite

Knowledge of basic ultrasound theory and principles gained through training and/or experience.

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for GE Voluson E6, E8, and E10

  1. Voluson E6, E8, E10, Introduction and Overview

    1. Introduction, Clinical Features
    2. Physical Design
    3. Design Features

      1. Control Panel
      2. Displays
      3. Touch Screen
      4. External I/Os
      5. Probes

    4. Basic Use of Voluson E6, E8, E10

      1. Touch Screen menus
      2. Dataflows

  2. Functional Design & Theory of Operation, Voluson E6, E8, E10

    1. Typical Boot Sequence
    2. Software Theory & Design

      1. Design changes, software configurations
      2. Installing software on Voluson E6, E8, E10

    3. Hardware Design and Theory of Operation

      1. Front End PCBs

        1. Location
        2. Function
        3. Front End signal flow and buses
        4. LEDs for troubleshooting
        5. Design changes

      2. Student Lab, Front End Board Removal and Replacement
      3. Back End Processor (BEP)

        1. Components
        2. Connections
        3. Inputs and outputs
        4. Design history and versions

      4. Student Lab, Access to BEP

        1. Remove and replace BEP power supply

      5. Power Subsystem

        1. Assemblies and functions

      6. Student Lab, Remove and replace main power supply
      7. User Interface

        1. Components and theory of operation
        2. Console control and data signals
        3. LCD monitor (touch screen)
        4. XY and Z mechanisms

      8. Student Lab, Remove and replace Upper Op Panel & Touch Screen

  1. Diagnostics and Servicing of Voluson E6, E8, E10

    1. Tools Needed
    2. Collecting Vital Information
    3. Service Diagnostics

      1. CSD
      2. DC Offset calibration

    4. Monitor adjustments
    5. Adjusting the XY & Z Mechanisms
    6. Power Supply Troubleshooting
    7. Student Lab, Voluson E6, E8, E10 Utilities & Diagnostics

  2. Preventive Maintenance

    1. User Maintenance
    2. Service PMs & Quality Testing

  3. Vivid E9, Overview & Design Differences

    1. Clinical & Design Features

      1. User interface & I/Os
      2. Probes

    2. Typical Power On Sequence
    3. Configuration (Config) Screens

      1. Network set-up
      2. DICOM & connectivity

  4. Design Theory & Hardware Design of Vivid E9

    1. Control Panel
    2. LCD Monitors
    3. BEP
    4. Service & User Maintenance
    5. Student Lab, Vivid E9 Config & Diagnostics

  5. Final Test

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for Philips Epiq 5 and Epiq 7

  1. Overview of Design

    1. Clinical and Design Features

      1. Imaging Features
      2. Clinical Options

        1. 3D & 4D imaging
        2. Ergonomics
        3. Differences between the Epiq 7 and 5

      3. Connectivity
      4. Transducers

        1. PureWave and xMatrix designs

      5. Peripherals
      6. User Interface

        1. Control Panel
        2. Touch Panel(s)

    2. Student Lab, User Interface

  2. Hardware Design of Epiq platform

    1. System Block Diagrams & Theory of Operation
    2. Front End/Acquisition Subsystem

      1. Components
      2. Theory of operation
      3. Student Lab, Removal of Acquisition Module

    3. Back End (E-box) Subsystem

      1. Components
      2. Design changes
      3. Student Lab, Access to E-box assemblies

    4. Timing and Control Subsystem
    5. Power Subsystem

      1. Theory of operation
      2. Student Lab, Removal of Power Supply Module Assembly

    6. User Interface

      1. Components
      2. Student Lab, Remove & Replace Control Panel Module

    7. Software Design

      1. Power-on and Boot-up Sequence

  1. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

    1. Epiq Diagnostic access
    2. Service Diagnostics

      1. Minimal Test Environment
      2. Getting a Password

        1. FDA law & methods for getting AIAT from Philips

    3. Network Configuration
    4. Touch Screen Calibration
    5. Troubleshooting Boot-up, Power Supply and DisplayPort Problems
    6. LEDs and Test Points

  2. Preventive Maintenance and Quality Performance Testing

    1. User Maintenance
    2. Service Maintenance

  3. Final Test

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for Toshiba SSA Models

  1. Introduction

    1. Clinical Features

      1. Clinical overview

        1. Aplio XG SSA-790A
        2. Aplio MX SSA-780A
        3. Xario SSA-660A V1 to V4
        4. Xario SSA-660A V6 (V5+)
        5. Xario XG SSA-680A

      2. Comparison of features

        1. Marketing names and meanings

      3. Physical design
      4. Electrical specifications
      5. Transducers

        1. All models
        2. Aplio 4D probes

      6. Design overview

        1. Mechanical design
        2. Air filters
        3. External I/O connections
        4. Casters and brakes
        5. Monitor display

    2. Operating the SSA Systems

      1. Control panels

        1. Xario/ Xario XG/ Aplio MX
        2. Aplio XG

      2. Using the Touch Screen (TCS)

        1. TCS menus
        2. Patient browser
        3. Print to
        4. New patient
        5. Worklist options
        6. User presets

    3. Student Lab, Using the Toshiba System

      1. Create and review patient study

  2. Design Theory and Hardware

    1. General block diagram
    2. Front end subsystem

      1. Components
      2. Theory of Operation

    3. Student Lab, Locate Aplio XG PWBs
    4. Student Lab, Remove and Replace TI
    5. Backend design

      1. Components
      2. Block diagram

    6. Power Subsystem

      1. Comparison of different models
      2. Components
      3. Power supply voltages and tolerances

    7. Student Lab, Remove and Replace Aplio XG PSA & PSD
    8. Student Lab, Remove and Replace Aplio MX/ Xario PSD
    9. User Interface

      1. Components
      2. Connection diagram
      3. Display monitors

        1. Adjusting monitors

      4. Trackball assemblies
      5. Peripheral devices

    10. Student Labs, Remove and Replace Control Panels

      1. Remove and replace Aplio XG panel
      2. Remove and replace Aplio MX/ Xario panels

    11. Timing and Control Subsystem

      1. Boot-up sequence
      2. Power-on path, firmware loading
      3. Communication and control busses
      4. Software Design

        1. General software design
        2. Hard drive partitions
        3. Error logging
        4. Application presets
        5. Preset editors

    12. Service Software

      1. Logging in
      2. Service menu

        1. Command line menu

      3. Service tools

        1. Hardware and software installed
        2. Calibration of front end

      4. Databases

        1. Database removal and creation tools

    13. Student Lab, Remove and Replace Hard Drive

      1. Aplio MX/ Xario
      2. Aplio XG

    14. System Configuration

      1. Firmware versions
      2. DICOM configuration
      3. Network settings
      4. Customizing keyboards

  1. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

    1. Imaging Signal Paths
    2. Test Tools

      1. Control panel tests
      2. Diagnostics
      3. Hard drive tests

    3. Power Supply Troubleshooting

      1. Test points
      2. Minimum hardware configuration

  2. User and Service Maintenance

    1. User Maintenance
    2. Service Preventive Maintenance Tasks

      1. Checklist
      2. Performing a Backup
      3. Vital Information

  3. Final Test

Agenda - Advanced Service Training for Toshiba TUS-A Series

  1. Introduction

    1. Aplio A500 Clinical and Design Features

      1. History of 3 TUS-A Series systems
      2. Clinical Overview

        1. Imaging Modes
        2. Clinical Options

      3. Design Features

        1. Improved software design
        2. User configuration of networking
        3. Differences between the A500, A400 and A300

      4. Physical Design
      5. Transducers

        1. 2D, 1.5D and 3D/4D

      6. Software Options
      7. User Interface

        1. Monitor Display

    2. Operating the TUS-A System

      1. Upper and Lower Panels
      2. Using the Touch Screen (TCS)

        1. TCS Menus

    3. Student Lab, User Interface

      1. Create and review patient study

  2. Hardware Design of TUS-A Series

    1. Comparison to SSA Series Design
    2. Front End Subsystem

      1. Components
      2. Theory of Operation

    3. Back End Subsystem

      1. Components
      2. Software Scan Conversion

    4. Student Lab, Access to Card Cage
    5. Power Subsystem

      1. Theory of operation
      2. Student Lab, Removal of Power Supply Module Assembly

    6. User Interface

      1. Components

    7. Timing and Control Subsystem

      1. Software Design

    8. System Block Diagram

  3. Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

    1. Precautions
    2. Service Menu

      1. Hardware Diagnostics
      2. Service Setup Menu
      3. Calibration Utilities

    3. DICOM Test Utilities
    4. Error Logs
    5. Troubleshooting Power Supplies
    6. Troubleshooting Boot-up Problems
    7. Front Panel Test

  1. User and Service Maintenance

    1. Service Preventive Maintenance Tasks
    2. Backup and Restore
    3. Vital Information

      1. Option Settings

    4. Database Rebuild
    5. Front End Calibration

  2. Service Software and Configuration

    1. Password(s)
    2. Network Settings
    3. Printer Settings
    4. User Function Configuration

  3. Disassembly and Replacement of Parts

    1. Covers
    2. Removing Hard Drives
    3. Removing LCD Display
    4. Removing Control Panels and Palm Switch Assembly
    5. Removing Power Supplies

      1. Power Supply Connections

    6. DVD Replacement
    7. Board Replacement

      1. Firmware Loading

    8. Touch Screen Calibration
    9. ATX Replacement

  4. Final Test

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