Ultrasound System Monitor Settings
When performing maintenance on an ultrasound system, verify the display is set up correctly. An incorrectly set monitor can result in image quality and PACS display issues. When setting the contrast and brightness of a display, locate the gray scale bar. It will either be a continuous or discrete pattern bar. Looking at the bottom of the bar, reduce the brightness until the bottom of the bar begins to disappear and then reverse direction slightly. This will correctly set the brightness. Now set the contrast for bright but not blooming whites. This is a good method to get a monitor set close to where the settings belong.