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GE’s Venue 40 ultrasound system is the first in the popular series of Venue systems.

The Venue 40 remains a popular choice, but later versions such as the Venue 50 and Venue R2 are more readily available and at affordable prices. Still, when available, the Venue 40 is a solid and affordable point-of-care ultrasound machine.

GE Venue 40 Ultrasound Imaging Benefits

The GE Venue 40 is designed for specific markets, including the essential Point of Care situations and bedside care for vascular access, anesthesia, interventional, MSK, and basic cardiac function. For these reasons, the GE Venue 40 is a widely popular device in this rapidly emerging market.

Some of the Venue 40’s leading imaging technologies and benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Needle recognition for providing accurate vision in three key areas, including needle, anatomy, and motion. This helps reveal the structure of a needle within anatomy, all while ensuring defined edges and detail.
  • Power Doppler Imaging (PDI) for highlighting vascular sensitivity for fine vascularity and low flow.
  • PDI quantification for diagnosis and monitoring, helping verify the presence of blood flow as well as detecting small vessels, inflammation, and disease states in both adults and children.
  • Both deep and superficial imaging performance.

GE Venue 40 Ultrasound Design and Efficiency

In addition to its advanced levels of performance, the GE Venue 40 ultrasound holds high praise for its easy operability and design. For instance, you can take advantage of:

  • Pre-configured application settings for fast, intuitive use
  • Fully touch operated, splash-resistant screen for easy operation, easy cleaning, and machine longevity
  • Quick boot-up times allow for more reliable emergency and point-of-care use
  • Adjustable height and screen tilt maximizes ergonomics while reducing user strain

The GE Venue is also incredibly portable, which is an essential feature for point-of-care, general use, and emergency ultrasound care. With four moveable wheels, the Venue 40 can wheel into tight spaces, such as a patient bedside or a trauma bay. The ultrasound’s universal docking system allows for easy mounting in a cart or table, and an optional storage tray ensures that all of your necessary equipment is within arm’s reach.

Providian Medical GE Venue 40 Review

Simply put, this thing is cool and it actually works. It’s not a Franken-Ultrasound like many manufacturers look to create today. It is designed for a specific market and doesn’t try to be everything-to-everyone. GE did a nice job creating this one.

Aside from the great image quality, there are some other great features about the Venue 40. You can connect it directly to a computer or save images on an SD or USB flash drive.

Our customers use the Venue 40 for regional anesthesia, orthopedic/MSK applications, needle guidance and interventional applications. They’re simply blown away by the quality for the price they paid. In fact, the price of the Venue 40 unit makes it an easy choice for those looking to add ultrasound to their practice or hospital. Beware, however, if you get one, you’ll have a lot of people asking you about it and wanting one of their own.

Imaging Modes 2D
Applications Abdominal, Anesthesia, Breast, Emergency Medicine, General Imaging, Musculoskeletal, Small Parts, Vascular
Features M-Mode, ColorFlow, Power Doppler, Needle Visualization, Speckle Reduction, DICOM, PW Doppler, Tissue Harmonics
Year Built 2009– Current
Active Probe Ports 1
Video and Output Options DVI-D Interface on Docking Station and Cart, Removable SD Card, Ethernet, Docking Station with USB, Wireless
Monitor 10.4" High Resolution Color LCD
Monitor Resolution 800x600
Touchscreen N/A
Dimensions 8 lbs, 11" x 10.8" x 2.2"
Export Options DICOM, Network, JPG, MPEG, USB
USB Ports 1
DICOM Options Store, Query/Retrieve
PC Export Formats JPG, MPEG
Ethernet Yes
Wireless Adapter
Power (USA) 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Battery Yes
Trackball/Trackpad Touchscreen
Max Cine Memory 120MB
Maximum Depth (cm) 27
Accessories Docking Cart, Removable SD Card
Manufacturers GE

Q:Is there a stand for the GE Venue 40 or do I need to hold it like an iPad?

A: Yes, there is a locking stand for the Venue 40 that can be wheeled around a room, or room-to-room freely and easily.

Q:How do the images compare to traditional portable ultrasound machines?

A: Very well. You'll find it to compare to image quality of a mid-high range portable ultrasound machines. With Speckle Reduction Imaging and CrossXBeam, the Venue 40 does an excellent job.

Q:What is a "Point of Care" ultrasound machine?

A: "Point of Care" ultrasound machine refers to the rapidly growing group of physicians using ultrasounds in ways never used before. This includes surgery, emergency medicine, Intensive Care (ICU) and musculoskeletal care. "Point of Care" ultrasounds provide rapid diagnosis, visualization of tissue, and needle visualization for procedures at bedside. Typically these have limited user interfaces and are designed for quick diagnosis or visualization with limited diagnostic measurements.

Q:Should I buy the Venue 40 or look at another portable ultrasound machine?

A: Only one person can answer this question: You. It's a hard decision, and our expert staff can help guide you to making the decision a lot easier.

Q:Can I export images from the Venue 40?

A: Yes, you can connect it directly to a computer, or export to SD card or USB Flash Memory.

Q:What is CrossXBeam?

A: CrossXBeam on the Venue 40 is also known as compound imaging. It allows the ultrasound transducer to see from multiple lines of site at different angles, as opposed to the standard line-of-site that's perpendicular to the transducer lens.

Q:What is SRI Speckle Reduction Imaging?

A: Speckle Reduction Imaging on the GE Venue 40 Point of Care ultrasound machine uses a special software algorithm to identify body tissue and eliminate artifact. The result provides a clearer image with reduced artifact.

Q:Does Providian offer any service contracts with the purchase of the GE Venue 40?

A: Providian Medical Field Service offers 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 year service contracts with the purchase of the Venue 40. Discounts are given for multi year service contracts. A refurbished GE Venue 40 purchased from Providian also qualifies for OEM service through GE as well.

Q:Do you have the manual for the GE Venue 40 ultrasound system?

A: If you are interested in receiving the GE Venue 40 ultrasound manual, please contact us today. Providian Medical has a large inventory of GE owner's manuals and brochures.

Q:Can the GE Venue 40 ultrasound machine be shipped outside of the United States?

A: Providian Medical can ship the GE Venue 40 ultrasound system internationally with proper insurance. Providian does abide by all trade laws and is restricted in some instances from shipping the GE Venue 40 to certain countries. Contact us today for more information.

Q:Does the GE Venue 40 ultrasound machine work with 220 voltage?

A: The Venue 40 ultrasound system can be converted and outfitted with an adapter to ensure compatibility with 220 voltage.

Q:Does Providian Medical offer any financing options for the GE Venue 40?

A: Our finance department at Providian Medical will be more than willing to work with you and your budget to help secure funding. We have a number of financing options for purchasing the Venue 40, including leasing. Contact us today to find out more.

Q:Would Providian be interested in buying the GE Venue 40? I have one that I am looking to sell.

A: Providian Medical is looking to purchase qualified GE Venue 40 Ultrasound systems that can be fully refurbished and restored to exceed OEM specifications. To learn more about selling us your GE Venue 40, please contact us.

Step 1: Getting Started

GE Venue 40 system tour information user manual
The GE Venue 40 is a somewhat intuitive system, however, its tablet-style interface is not like today’s tablets with gestures controlling its use.

This training series will help you get the most out of the Venue 40, showing how to operate the machine efficiently and learning any features that are not obvious or well documented.

If you want to get the most out of this applications training on the GE Venue 40, it’s best to start here and go in sequential order through the parts. Each video builds on the previous training lesson and gives you a more complete understanding of the system, instead of what’s offered in a somewhat jumbled order of the Venue 40 user manual.

For a complete listing of all our free training videos, check out our Ultrasound Equipment Training page.

Step 2: System Tour

This segment of the GE Venue 40 training series takes a tour of the system, its controls and how you interact with the system. This is an important video to help you understand how the system works and how you interact with it.

Step 3: User Interface

This third segment of free video training on the GE Venue 40 Portable tablet-style hand carried ultrasound machine covers more in-depth usage of the user interface throughout its various imaging screens, as well as the controls on how to get around the system.

Although this training series cannot fully replace an on-site technician performing  applications training on the GE Venue 40, it works well as a supplement to the user manual and a quick way to learn this portable ultrasound machine.

Step 4: Beginning an Exam

Starting an exam with the GE Venue 40 Point-of-Care ultrasound machine is not as easy as it seems. While it may appear to be straightforward, there are some tricky parts that confuse most people once they start another exam or reboot the system. Some of the items here are very important parts of training on the Venue 40. The user manual doesn’t necessarily cover all that’s involved in starting an exam and dealing with Patient Information on the Venue 40. This is more of what you’d learn in on-site applications training on this bedside ultrasound machine.

Also included in this section on getting through an exam is how to find the patient archive and recall previous exams and previous patients.

Step 5: Setup/Customization

Here we get into personalizing and taking control of the Venue 40. This is where you’ll learn to include your facility name, choose how you want your images stored (USB, SD, etc), cine clip length, time, date, and other such utility customization functions.

Step 6: Imaging

Learn how to navigate the various imaging screens in 2D, Color, and Power Doppler. This walks through the various controls to use while in the various scanning modes.

Some of these items aren’t completely straightforward on the Venue 40, although it can be quite easy for those looking to do simple imaging.

Step 7: Measurements/Annotations

Taking Measurements, using comments/annotations, and pointers on the Venue 40.

The stylus of the Venue 40 is used in most parts of using the Venue 40.

Step 8: Save/Review/Export

In this final part of the free GE Venue 40 video training series, we learn about cineloop review, saving and exporting images. This is one of the easier and straightforward parts of the Venue 40 point-of-care ultrasound machine.

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