Understanding Your Exams and Settings

Your ReproScan XTC or BoviScan Curve has several preset exams. Each one of these exams are set a for a slightly different use, but you can also adjust them on your own if you want to change your image. Pressing the exam button on the top of your machine will scroll through each different exam (A through D, or A through H, depending how many exams your machine has). To adjust an individual setting, press the menu button, then use the exam button to scroll though the menu, and the “+” and “-“ button to increase or decrease the setting. Here is a brief overview of what each exam is set up for:


*Please note, the following is for the most current machine settings. If you have any questions about your machines’s settings, just give us a call.

Exam A:

Exam A is an excellent starting point, especially if you are unsure of the stage of pregnancy you will be ultrasounding (for example sale barns or feedlots). You can use this setting for as a great starting point, and if you have a wide range of short breds to long breds, this is a great exam to use. The depth is set to 15 cm, with a 2 cm grid, the frequency is set to 4 which gives you some depth but still offers good detailing.

Exam B:

Exam B is a deeper exam, but the frequency is still at 4, and the focus is at 7, so you are still focusing on the middle to top of your image. If you want a larger field of view, while keeping the settings closer to a shallower exam, this is a good exam.

Exam C: Short Bred Exam

Exam C is great for doing short bred. The depth is 11cm, since you shouldn’t extra depth. The frequency is increased to 5, which will give you a better detailing but a shallower range. The far gain is dropped to 15, which will brighten up you far field, or the bottom of your image.

The focus is set at 5,  but dropping it to 3 will make the top or shallow part of your image more detailed. This exam is great for shorter breds, opens, equine and a good starting place if you have to do some small animal work.

Exam D: Deep bodied long bred cows

Exam D is great for deep bodied, longer bred cows, and dry manure. It is set to give you a deep, bright image. The frequency is set to 2.5, which will get you more depth. The dynamic is set down at 45. Lowering your dynamic will increase your brightness and contrast, which will help with those larger pregnancies.

Changing your focus will adjust where the clearest part of your image is, so lowering it will help you see more detail on those deeper pregnancies. If you are out in the sunlight, lowering your IP will brighten your image, but you will lose a little bit of detail.