What you will learn

Course description: 

This tutorial discusses the Philips Sparq ultrasound system.  The module allows you to explore the features and functionality of the Sparq ultrasound such as; System Overview, Peripherals Setup, Transducers, Barcode Scanner, Exam Dashboard, Analysis, Annotations, SmartExam Protocols, Reference Lines, Needle Visualization and Quick Reports.

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Course objectives: 

The System Overview section of this module will:

  • Discuss cart features and functionality
  • Discuss monitor features and functionality
  • Identify control panel features and functionality
  • Locate system filters 
  • Locate battery compartment 

The Peripherals Setup section of this module will:

  • Describe how to configure local (USB) printers and customize the properties to print images, Setup screen, PDE Screen, Reports, and Help topics
  • Discuss how to configure print layout format for multiple images on a page
  • Explain how to configure other peripheral devices (foot switch, DVD)

The Transducers section of this module will:

  • Describe the steps to properly connect a transducer to the system
  • Describe the available transducers
  • Discuss how to correlate indications for use and supporting transducers
  • Identify the primary exams optimized for each transducer
  • Identify the imaging modes available on each transducer

The Barcode Scanner section of this module will:

  • Describe how to scan barcode data for the Sparq system
  • The Exam Dashboard section of this module will:
  • Describe how to enter and edit patient information in the Exam Dashboard
  • Discuss how to select the required transducer and exam from the Exam Dashboard
  • Explain the use of the Temporary ID feature to begin a study 

The Exam Dashboard section will describe how to use the following analysis tools:

  • Trackpad Functions
  • Simpson's 3-Point EF calculation
  • Backup Erase
  • Hi Q - Heart Rate
  • ICA/CCA ratio
  • Delete META measurements
  • MV Decel Slope to include MV Peak E value

The Annotations section of this module will:

  • Describe the features and use of Annotation
  • Explain the features and use of Body Markers 

The SmartExam Protocols section of this module will:

  • Explain how to create new protocols and modify existing protocols
  • Describe the process to acquire the information required to complete each view
  • Discuss the use of protocol quick keys to navigate views
  • Explain the steps needed to end a protocol appropriately

The Reference Lines section of this module will:

  • Identify transducers with reference lines
  • Discuss modes compatible with reference lines
  • Demonstrate utilization of features

The Needle Visualization section of this module will:

  • Demonstrate utilization of the Needle Visualization feature
  • Discuss "approach" and "angle" settings
  • List the customer benefits of performing needle guidance procedures

The Quick Reports section of this module will:

  • Discuss how to edit Quick Reports
  • Review Quick Reports and Full Reports
  • Explain how to organize study data by exam
  • Discuss how to manage multiple report versions
  • Review how to export Quick Reports
  • Identify exam specific Quick Reports
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English


2 Hours

Course author(s): 

Philips Instructor

Course disclaimer: 

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