The GE Vivid q portable cardiac ultrasound system is GE’s top-of-the-line premium portable cardiac ultrasound machine. It features many of the high-end technologies found in the GE Vivid 7 and GE Vivid e9 console-based machines that are not found on the GE Vivid i ultrasound machine, specifically the M4S-RS, and Automated Ejection-Fraction Calculation.

With regards to its image quality and efficient performance, the GE Vivid q also offers:

  • Quantitative analysis tools such as Auto EF, Automated Function Imaging (AFI), Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI) and Tissue Tracking (TT), and Tissue Synchronization Imaging (TSI)
  • Tissue Spectral Doppler Dual Focus for cardiac applications
  • Extremely lightweight design and a size that’s no bigger than a laptop
  • Availability of over 16 portable ultrasound probes

Triplex imaging capabilities also make this a good choice for phlebology and applications requiring real-time 2D, Spectral Doppler, and Color Imaging.

Increased efficiency with the GE Vivid q

When imaging in fast-paced clinical environments, such as the OR, the GE Vivid q addresses preoperative care needs through transthoracic examinations, adult and pediatric TEE, carotid evaluations, intra-operative ultrasound probe support, and shared service performance.

As a result, you can achieve improved accuracy and diagnostic confidence, while increasing productivity. Furthermore, the Vivid q has a larger keyboard and overall more customizable controls provide better ease-of-use over other portable cardiac ultrasound machines. It is relatively easy to customize its image presets, image controls, programmable keys, annotations and more.

Providian Medical Vivid q Ultrasound Review:

The M4S-RS Matrix cardiac ultrasound probe is considered the best reason to buy the Vivid q… it allows deeper penetration and higher image resolution over the 3S-RS.

The Vivid q (and other Vivid portable ultrasounds) have arguably the best design of GE’s portable ultrasound machines because they are  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.