The GE Voluson i was the first, and remains the best portable 4D ultrasound machine on the market today. It has excellent frame rates, surprisingly good image quality and great penetration. It’s currently the most popular 4D portable ultrasound machine on the market, which is due to its reliability and great image quality. The newer versions have better image quality than the first Voluson 730 console machines.

With CrossXBeam, Speckle Reduction Imaging, Tissue Harmonics, and high frame rates, this is the idea portable ultrasound machine for practices looking for a 4D ultrasound machine.

Although it’s primarily for those looking to add 4D to their practice, the Voluson i is a very capable machine for OB/GYN, Vascular, Ortho, MSK, venous, and other applications. It has excellent image quality for all applications, however, there is no CW Doppler and performing a full cardiology study is not an option.

Providian Medical’s Expert Comment

If you’re looking for a 4D portable ultrasound, the Voluson i is the best place to start. There’s a good reason for that: It’s the best portable 4D ultrasound machine on the market. Even with the new competition on the market, the GE Voluson i continues to have the best frame rates and image quality… even the early versions of the Voluson i are still excellent 4D imaging machines. That being said, there are some up-and-coming 4D portable ultrasound machines that won’t break your pocketbook like the Voluson i. The Voluson i has held its value very well over the years due to its demand and known quality. If this doesn’t make your budget, our sales staff can give you recommendations that will fit your budget.

The Voluson i also can connect an external DVD writer and has VGA video output for an external monitor or connecting to a DVD-Recorder.