Description

The GE Vivid iq is the successor to GE’s very popular advanced portable cardiovascular ultrasound machines, the GE Vivid i and the GE Vivid q. The refurbished Vivid iq is a completely redesigned product aimed at premium cardiovascular imaging, and is also a shared service ultrasound machine for OB/GYN, Small Parts, Vascular, and Abdominal imaging.

The design of the used GE Vivid iq uses a touchscreen interface that operates similar to that of a tablet or touchscreen PC. The closed surface of the user interface makes it easy to clean and disinfect. It is also 10% lighter than the Vivid q, weighing just under 10lbs.

As a premium portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine, the Vivid iq has advanced quantification tools such as Tissue Velocity Imaging, Tissue Tracking, Tissue Synchronization, Strain Rate, AutoEF, AFI, AutoIMT, and RAW data.

The Vivid iq has 4D TEE and ICE transducer capabilities, a rare feature on portable ultrasound machines.

Providian Medical GE Vivid iq Review

The Vivid iq took a leap with the new interface, driven by touchscreen. The lack of a physical keyboard may be unpopular for some, but overall the system is easier to use and less complicated than any other mid- or high-end portable ultrasound machine. Image quality is superior, as expected from one of GE’s premium products.