GE Vivid i Ultrasound

With the GE Vivid i ultrasound machine, you’re getting lightweight mobility and excellent imaging abilities. More importantly, you’re getting a premium, portable cardiac ultrasound that holds a top spot among the similar portable cardiac ultrasounds available.

From great penetration to optimal image quality and stress echo capabilities, the GE Vivid i ultrasound is ideal for meeting a wide range of OB and anesthesia needs. You can also achieve high-resolution images for monitoring, regional anesthesia, carotid evaluation, and saphenous vein harvesting.

Imaging Capabilities

The Vivid i aims to give your exams the robust images you need for increased diagnostic accuracy and confidence. Excellent raw data and ultra definition algorithms are central to this advanced imaging quality, while some other features contributing to the Vivid i’s high-end imaging performance include:

  • Advanced speckle reduction
  • Clarity and Adaptive Reject for further optimizing image quality
  • Smart Depth for automatically adapting the imaging parameters for a variety of exams
  • SmartStress technology aids a streamlined workflow
  • Tissue Synchronization Imaging helps translate comprehensive quantifications into easy-to-read images

Speaking of quantification, the Vivid i boasts an exceptional level of quantitative analysis, ideal for cardiac applications. Allowing for accurate visualization and measurable assurance, the GE Vivid i expands cardiac imaging through the following features:

  • Tissue Velocity Imaging displays dynamic information about the heart and moving heart tissues
  • Tissue Tracking aids in the detection of coronary heart disease
  • EchoPAC Analysis for organizing raw data and conducting a full range of quantitative analysis, including TVI, TT, TSI, and Strain.

With these technologies, the GE Vivid i addresses one of the biggest challenges in cardiovascular care — access to complete, real-time diagnostic information. Triplex imaging capabilities also make this a good choice for phlebology and applications requiring real-time 2D, Spectral Doppler, and Color Imaging.

GE Vivid i Applications

The GE Vivid i is renowned for its benefits in cardiac imaging, but this portable ultrasound is also suitable for:

  • Vascular
  • Abdominal
  • OB/GYN
  • Small Parts
  • Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound Ease-of-Use

The GE Vivid i ultrasound may be a powerhouse for OB imaging and cardiac applications, but what really draws radiologists is its dramatic intuitive interface, lightweight portability, and wireless design. The well-designed interface aims to increase efficiency and streamline patient throughput. The Vivid i ultrasound also makes it relatively easy to tap into its extensive of customizations, image controls, programmable keys, annotations and more.

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There’s not much we can say about the GE Vivid i that isn’t positive. It holds its value, has a great price point, is only as complicated as you want it to be. This is probably the best design of GE’s portable ultrasound machines, as it’s fairly intuitive and consistent. Doctors love its image quality for cardiac, vascular, venous, small parts, and a variety of images requiring excellent nearfield imaging as well as penetration for deep tissue or difficult-to-image patients.

The GE Vivid i’s successor, the GE Vivid q portable cardiovascular ultrasound, just missed our Best Portable Ultrasounds category simply because its pricepoint makes takes it out-of-reach for some customers. However, either system will provide you with excellent image quality and all the features you’ll need out of a portable cardiac ultrasound machine.

For advanced use, the Vivid i also has many imaging options for cardiologists, such as Tissue Tracking, Tissue Velocity Imaging, Blood Flow Imaging (B-Flow), TSI Tissue Syncronization Imaging, Automated Ejection-Fraction calculation, Stress Echo, Contrast Imaging, IMT Measurement Program, Quantitave Analysis Q-Analysis), LVO Contrast, and LogiqView (panoramic imaging). More recent software versions also allow for shared-services imaging option by adding an OB/GYN package.