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Philips Ultrasound

New Product Bulletin

Date: November 13, 2008 NPB No.: 370 Rev: B

To: Field Service Personnel CN No.: 203228

From: Technical Communications Department Software P/N: 453561384771

Software and Hardware Release 1.1 for the HD7 Ultrasound System

NOTE: This bulletin supersedes New Product Bulletin 370, Rev A, incorporating pro-
duction software part number changes made, but not communicated, before
release (paragraph 6.0). Rev B changes are indicated by change bars in the
Philips Ultrasound is releasing the HD7 Ultrasound System with version 1.1 software
and version 1.1 hardware for customer orders in October 2008.
The version 1.1 HD7 system software is improved and some hardware is changed. The
following list provides a summary of changes:
• Adds support for four additional cardiac transducers
• Adds capability to write to DVDs
• Enhances usability and improves serviceability
• Adds Slovak to the supported languages
For more detailed information about release 1.1 system changes, see paragraph 3.0.
At release, ultrasound application version 1.1/OS.05/COTS.19/PRINTERS.02 software
will be installed in production HD7 systems. HD7 release 1.1 (software only) upgrade
kits, released under a separate CN, will include the 1.1/OS.05/COTS.19/PRINTERS.02
HD7 release 1.1 upgrades will be available to customers with HD7 systems as a pur-
chasable upgrade, and through the service channel via the Lifecycle Solutions catalog.
Replacement PCs for HD7 release 1.1 systems will be configured to include ultrasound
application version 1.1/OS.05/COTS.19/PRINTERS.02 software. Service Bulletin
HD7-002 contains the hardware configurations, ordering information, software informa-
tion, and FCO history. The applicable revision of Service Bulletin HD7-002 will be
posted on InCenter before implementation.

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This release supports all features supported in the HD7 ultrasound application
version 1.0/OS.05/COTS.17/PRINTERS.01 software plus the changes described in
this document.
3.1 Software Changes
Ultrasound Application
The HD7 version 1.1 ultrasound application software has the following changes:
• Supports four additional cardiac transducers (paragraph 8.0).
• Adds capability to write to DVDs (only single-session write allowed to DVD,
multi-session writes continue to be supported for CD). HD7 systems with
version 1.1 software support the DVD-RW function. Now DVD-RWs can be used to
back up and restore presets and other system settings and also to store images,
studies, and reports, as well as save obstetric trending data.
NOTE: CD-RW, CD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RW can be used with
release 1.1 systems.
• Adds Slovak to the supported languages.
• Adds the following usability enhancements:
- Turning iSCAN Optimization On and Off—With 1.1 version software, while
iSCAN optimization is in progress, the system freezes the display. When the
optimal settings are determined, the trace area returns to a live state.
- Selecting User-Defined Presets—For customer convenience when selecting a
preset, the presets that the customer created appear above the default presets.
- Viewing and Selecting Multiple Studies in Review—You can view and select
multiple studies in Review.
• Improves serviceability. On the System Setup Options screen, HD7 systems with
version 1.1 software have a new Hardware Info information area just below the
Software Info area (the Software Info label on the existing software information
area is new).
- Hardware Info consists of three items: Hardware Rev, UPS (Yes or No), and
Monitor Mount (Tilt/Swivel or ARM). UPS and Monitor Mount may be used in
future releases. For HD7 version 1.1, UPS is not available, and Monitor Mount
is the one type: Tilt/Swivel.
- Hardware Rev, UPS, and Monitor Mount information can be updated by the
FSE via an added control button in the Service dialog box. This information is
set by the factory when the system is manufactured. These items can be
updated, if necessary, by the FSE using the new Set Hardware Info button in
the Service dialog box. However, the system handles this data automatically, so
the need for FSEs to use this control should be infrequent.
- The Hardware Info information is stored with the system settings when a "pre-
set backup" is made. As a result, this hardware information will automatically be
restored when system settings are restored (such as after reloading software).

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NOTE: When installing version 1.1 software into a release 1.0 system, as you restore
the system settings, the system will automatically set the Hardware Rev to
1.0; UPS to No; and Monitor Mount to Tilt/Swivel.
- After reloading software, the system will display a dialog box to Set or restore
the Hardware Rev. The system cannot be used while this dialog box is dis-
played. FSEs can make the message go away by either restoring the system
settings from a preset backup, or by going to the Service dialog box and clicking
Set Hardware Info, and then setting Hardware Rev manually.
- The restoration of Hardware Rev from a preset backup will only work if the
backup was made on the same system (serial numbers must match).
COTS.19 contains all the ancillary software and drivers in COTS.17.
NOTE: COTS.18 was not released to the field and cannot be ordered.
PRINTERS.02 contains all the printer drivers that were in PRINTERS.01 and provides
alternatives for HP report printers that are going end-of-life (EOL) by adding the follow-
ing new report printer drivers:
• HP LaserJet P3005 (black-and-white)
• HP Deskjet D2430 (color)
• HP Deskjet D2460 (color)
• HP Deskjet 6988 (color)
3.2 Hardware Changes
The version 1.1 PC is similar to the version 1.0 PC, but with the following changes:
• The Video Converter card (TView Gold card) has been eliminated. The software
has been updated to use the S-Video output of the graphics card to provide video
for the Rear I/O panel and the optional VCR.
• There is an additional USB port on the rear panel of the PC, provided via an internal
USB cable to the motherboard. This additional PC USB port supports the (new) sec-
ond USB port on the Rear I/O panel.

Rear I/O Panel (Video I/O Assembly)

Hardware version 1.1 of the HD7 Ultrasound System adds a third USB port. One port is
still located on the left side of the control panel, but there are now two ports located on
a new Video I/O assembly (Figure 1).
The RS-232 connector has been eliminated. However, serial output (for connection to
offline reporting software running on a PC) is still supported via an adapter (Figure 2).
This adapter is shipped with any system when either the OB application or the Vascular
application is ordered.

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The adapter consists of two parts: An adapter cable to convert USB to RS-232, and a
DB-9 conversion adapter. You may or may not need to use the conversion adapter
depending on the serial connection to the customer's PC.
The new Video I/O assembly generates composite Video from the S-Video input. In
release 1.0, the composite video signal was provided via a cable from the Video Con-
verter card (TView Gold card) in the PC. Since the PC graphics card does not have a
composite video output, the Video I/O assembly now generates this signal.
Figure 1 Video I/O Assemblies

Version 1.0 I/O panel Version 1.1 I/O panel

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Figure 2 USB to DB-9 Serial Adapter Cable and DB-9 Conversion Adapter

DB-9 conversion adapter

(for RS-232 devices)

USB to DB-9 serial adapter

cable 453561378771

Hardware Information Label

An HD7 Hardware Info label (Figure 3) is now located on the lower rear of the system
to the left of the serial number label. There are three pieces of information on this label:
• Hardware Rev (version number)
• UPS (YES or NO)
• Monitor Mount (Tilt/Swivel or ARM)
The UPS and Monitor Mount information can be different in future releases, but for HD7
release 1.1, a UPS is not available and the Monitor Mount is always a Tilt/Swivel type.
NOTE: There is no orderable part number for the Hardware Info label. There are no
release 1.0 to 1.1 hardware upgrade kits, so this label does not have a part
number assigned at this time.

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Figure 3 HD7 Hardware Info Label


Philips Ultrasound field service engineers will provide service. Defects will be corrected
by replacing parts at the field-replaceable-unit (FRU) level. The HD7 Field Service
Manual (paragraph 7.0) and the Master Compatibility Matrix list FRUs.
The diagnostics and repair strategy for the HD7 release 1.1 systems is the same as it
has been for the HD7 release 1.0 systems. As with release 1.0, you can run Resident
Self Test remotely via UpLink, and download error logs.
See paragraph 3.2.
5.1 Compatibility Issues
NOTE: Always see the system Master Compatibility Matrix for specific software and
hardware dependencies of HD7 systems.

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Part Number Description
453561384771 CD, SW, Application,1.1, HD71
453561351031 CD, SW, OS.05 [PNMS only]1
453561384661 CD, SW, COTS.19 [PNMS only]1
453561353381 CD, SW, PRINTERS.021
4541102620912 SW, Virtual, Application,1.1, HD7

4541102484012 SW, Virtual, OS.05 [PNMS only]

4541102618512 SW, Virtual, COTS.19 [PNMS only]

1. FSEs: Order the CD, not the virtual part

2. The virtual part number is shown on the Options setup display.


The following documents pertain specifically to the 1.1 release of the HD7 system. For
other current documentation, see the Current Documents list on the Technical Commu-
nications intranet site (
453561370711 Rev A User Information CD (includes the Help and PDF copies
of Getting Started, User Information Update, Acoustic
Output Tables, Medical Ultrasound Safety, and Shared
Roles for System and Data Security)
453561374161 Rev A Operating Notes (attached)
453561370421 Rev A User Information Update
453561373931 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370501 Rev A User Information Update

453561373881 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370461 Rev A User Information Update
453561373961 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370531 Rev A User Information Update

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453561373911 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370481 Rev A User Information Update
453561374031 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370601 Rev A User Information Update
453561373901 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370471 Rev A User Information Update
453561373991 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370561 Rev A User Information Update
453561373941 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370511 Rev A User Information Update
Portuguese (Brazilian)
453561373841 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370431 Rev A User Information Update
453561373971 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370541 Rev A User Information Update
Traditional Chinese
453561374061 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370631 Rev A User Information Update
Simplified Chinese
453561373861 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370441 Rev A User Information Update
453561374021 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370591 Rev A User Information Update
453561373871 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370451 Rev A User Information Update

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453561374001 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370571 Rev A User Information Update
453561373981 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370551 Rev A User Information Update
453561373951 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370521 Rev A User Information Update
453561373921 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370491 Rev A User Information Update
453561374051 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370621 Rev A User Information Update
453561374011 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370581 Rev A User Information Update
453561374041 Rev A Operating Notes
453561370721 Rev A Getting Started (1.0)
453561370611 Rev A User Information Update
453561313973 Rev A HD7 Field Service Manual (FSE)

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This release supports all the transducers supported in HD7 release 1.0 and adds sup-
port for the transducers listed in Table 1.

Table 1 Transducers Added to HD7 Release 1.1

Name Part Number Frequency Connector
D1914C 453561199851 1.9 MHz Pencil
S6-2mpt 453561156591 7–2 MHz Standard
OmniPlane TEE
S12 453561270651 12–5 MHz Standard
T6H OmniPlane 453563466821 5–2.5 MHz Standard
TEE (21378-68000)

NOTE: The S6-2mpt transducer is supported (for those customers who may already
have this transducer). However, it is not available for sale when purchasing an
HD7 system.

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Operating Notes
HD7 Ultrasound System
Programmed Device: 454110262091

4535 613 74161 Rev A September 16, 2008

About These Operating Notes

Operating notes contain information that clarifies certain system responses that might be
misunderstood or cause user difficulty. Review the operating notes and keep a copy with
the system manuals. If appropriate, post the operating notes near the ultrasound system.

DICOM Image File Doppler Calibration Sign

The calibration information for the Doppler sign on exported images is sent incorrectly.
Doppler velocity measurements performed on PACS or other DICOM standard software
may display the incorrect Doppler sign. The Doppler numeric values, however, are accu-
rate. Measurements and calculations performed on the ultrasound system are accurate.

Editing Patient Information

The system enables you to edit the patient identification information even if another
study with the same MRN (medical record number) is stored on the hard drive. If you
edit the patient name between the time you start a study and acquire an image, the sys-
tem automatically changes the name for all studies that correspond to the MRN. You can-
not edit the patient name after you have acquired an image.

Physio VCR Measurement Problem

When you perform a Physio measurement on a study being reviewed using VCR play-
back, press only Select to position the measurement crosshair. Pressing Enter will lock
out the crosshair and prevent further measurements. To continue after inadvertently
pressing the wrong key, cancel the measurement and start over.

USB Storage Devices
This section provides information about using USB storage devices with the HD7 Ultra-
sound System.

• The system includes three USB ports for USB storage devices. A Full-Speed USB port
is conveniently located on the left side of the control panel. If you need extra speed
to transfer large amounts of data, use one of the two Hi-Speed USB ports on the
rear panel of the system.
• Philips recommends that you do not use more than two USB storage devices on the
system at one time.
• Some USB storage devices require more power than the system’s USB port can pro-
vide, resulting in one or both of the following issues:
– The system may display the following message: “The ECG Module has
stopped responding. Please check power and USB cable connections.”
– The system may not respond to key presses on the control panel.
If either of these issues occur, disconnect the USB storage device from the system
and turn the system off and on. Do not use that USB storage device in any USB port
on the system. To avoid these issues you can use USB storage devices that include an
AC adapter.
• Philips recommends that you do not use U3 Smart Drives with the system.

Patient Contact Temperature Limits

The system limits patient contact temperature to 43 degrees Celsius, and acoustic output
values to their respective U.S. Food and Drug Administration limits. Power protection
software protects against over-voltage conditions. If the power protection software
senses an over-voltage condition, then the drive current to the transducer is shut off
immediately, preventing overheating of the transducer surface and limiting acoustic out-
put. Validation of this power protection software is performed under normal system

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Accuracy Tables
The measurements provided by the system do not define a specific physiological or ana-
tomic parameter. Rather, what is provided is a measurement of a physical property such
as distance or velocity for evaluation by the clinician.

For each of the measurements available on the system, the measurement accuracy and
range over which that accuracy is valid is shown in the following tables. Measurement
accuracy is also constrained by the caliper placement capability limit. Unless specified by a
transducer or an application, all linear distance measurements have the following accu-
racy requirements.

The accuracy of area and circumference measurements and calculations is based on user
variability and ability to accurately trace the desired object.

Range and accuracy shown in the following tables are related as follows: Measurements
made in the range listed are accurate to the percentage or units listed, whichever is
Table 1 2D Basic Measurement Range and Accuracy
Measurement Range Accuracy
All distances 0.002–40 cm ≤ ± 2% or 2 mm
Skinline registration -- ≤ ± 0.5 mm
Hip angle -- ≤ ± 3 degrees

Table 2 Mmode Measurements Range and Accuracy

Measurement Range Accuracy
Mmode depth 0.004–30.0 cm ≤ ± 2% or 1 mm
Mmode time 0.002–20.4 sec ≤ ± 2% or 4 ms

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Table 3 Doppler Measurement Range and Accuracy
Measurement Range Accuracy
Velocity 0.002–19.5 m/s ≤ ± 5% of full scale
Frequency 0.002–93.5 kHz ≤ ± 5% of full scale
Time differences 0.002–7.94 sec ≤ ± 2 columns or 4 msa
a.To describe Doppler time, columns are based on sweep speed, as indicated in Table 4.

Table 4 Sweep Speed

Sweep Speed Total Time Accuracy Accuracy (As a Percent
(mm/s) (seconds) (± ms) Value of Total Time)
150 1.33 4 ± 0.30%
100 2.0 4 ± 0.20%
50 4.0 8 ± 0.20%
35 5.67 12 ± 0.21%
25 8.0 16 ± 0.20%

RS-232 Cable to USB Adapters

If your system includes two USB ports on the back panel (instead of the RS-232 port),
you can use one or both of the following optional adapters to connect a peripheral’s
RS-232 cable to your system, depending on your configuration:

• Use the USB Serial DB-9 RS-232 Adapter Cable to connect the peripheral directly to
the USB port on the back of the ultrasound system.
• If necessary, use the DB-9 F/F Gender Changer to convert a DB-9 male connector to
a DB-9 female connector and use it with the USB Serial DB-9 RS-232 Adapter Cable.
For more information on connecting optional peripherals to the HD7 Ultrasound System
and purchasing cables, see the HD7 documentation or contact your Philips Ultrasound

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Protective Transducer Covers and Coupling Gel
The use of protective transducer covers and coupling gel is recommended for clinical
applications of all intracavity transducers. In China, the use of protective transducer cov-
ers and coupling gel is required for clinical applications of all intracavity transducers. In
Japan, the use of protective transducer covers and gel is mandatory for all transesoph-
ageal procedures. Use a sterile protective transducer cover with sterile ultrasound trans-
mission gel during intraoperative and biopsy examinations.

3D Mode and 3D Image Review

When you view images in 3D mode and in 3D Image Review, the trackball functions are
not displayed in the bottom right corner of the display. However, the orbit, rotate, pan,
and zoom functions are still available.

Documentation Changes
The following sections replace information in the most recent version of the HD7

C8-5 Transducer
The C8-5 transducer has a standard-style connector, not a cartridge-style connector as
incorrectly stated in the HD7 user documentation.

S4-2 Transducer
The S4-2 transducer supports Tissue Doppler Imaging.

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