GE Healthcare Vivid E9 Images in One Heartbeat
GE Healthcare's Vivid E9 captures a 4D image of the heart in a single heartbeat. The company said this was made possible by the Vivid E9's new engine, which is eight times more powerful than its predecessor. Its 4D Virtual Store uses image pointers to help users better manage the large data sets 4D imaging provides. With the push of a button, “One touch Easy 4D” automatically crops away the full volume and gives the user the requested view.
The Vivid E9 marks GE’s maiden voyage into true 4D stress echo, the company said. Using new scan assist technology, users can acquire single cycle or multi cycle full volumes in any variation of traditional, multi dimensional or full volume views. Vivid E9’s templates for both exercise and pharmacologic stress tests are all fully customizable, GE stated.
Vivid E9’s Accelerated Volume Architecture (AVA) makes single beat acquisition possible, and alongside extended signal transducer technology in each probe, it delivers a leap in 2D, 4D and shared service image quality, the company said.
The new M5S transducer takes the matrix array technology and marries this with single crystal technology to reportedly provide better endocardial definition, texture, and crisper valves across a wider range of frequencies than traditional transducers.
The Vivid E9 is also 40 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the Vivid 7. It also has a one touch access for the electronic keyboard and touch panel and another touch adjusts the height and position, instantly.