If you went through the previous steps then you should have a really good and optimized image. Here are just some other buttons you may encounter that may be useful if you need to freeze, measure, or capture your ultrasound image.
Just like the world implies, the “freeze” button freezes a frame for you so you have time to view it in more detail. The ultrasound machine will usually store a 10-30 seconds of data and you can scroll back to see previous frames as well.
Calipers are an important feature of ultrasound machines that allows you to measure the distance of specific structures of interest.
All ultrasound machines will allow you to save an image and/or video clip of your ultrasound scan. This is important if you are trying to archive, bill, or use any ultrasound images/videos as teaching files.
Video example of Freeze, Measure, Image Capture:
Below is a quick video demonstrating how to use all of these functions (freeze, measure, image capture) by measuring the LVOT (left ventricular outflow tract) diameter. You can use this same technique to measure any other structure of interest.