The Advantages of the Accept Prior To Store Option

The Advantages of the Accept Prior to Store Option

©Walter Rasmussen, R.D.C.S.

Regardless of whether the sonographer uses prospective or retrospective capture, a very useful function of current ultrasound machines is the Accept Prior To Store feature. In this mode, the machine immediately re-plays the captured clip and the sonographer has a choice of whether to save or discard it. The advantage to this setting is that the sonographer is continually monitoring the quality of the clips and there is less time spent reviewing clips and having to re-acquire images.

To review: The recommended settings for image capture are:

1. Single Beat clip.
2. Retrospective Capture mode.
3. Accept Prior To Store mode.

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