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Cutting-edge technology makes GE healthcare one of the leading manufacturers of console and portable ultrasound machines in the US.
GE Healthcare manufactures a variety of cardiac ultrasound units from portable and compact 2D and Doppler to leading-edge 4D technology designed to meet today’s healthcare demands. If your practice is looking for a new, used or refurbished ultrasound machine, GE offers a high-quality and trusted product.
Selecting Your GE Cardiac Ultrasound System
National Ultrasound’s focus is on being the best and most knowledgeable in a single industry. Our team’s 250+ years of collective experience as technicians allows us to help guide you through the process of selecting a cardiac ultrasound machine best suited to your practice’s needs and budget.
Because there are so many choices on the market we decided to develop this blog series to highlight our recommendations for cardiac ultrasound machines from four major brand manufacturers. We have divided these select ultrasound machines into four categories: entry-level, mid-level, flagship and portable based on options, features, performance, and price.
The first units covered in this series are four models from the GE Vivid cardiac ultrasound line. The following articles in this series will cover Philips, Siemens ACUSON, and Mindray. Please subscribe to our blog to receive the next installment in the cardiac ultrasound series.
Below are National Ultrasound’s recommendations for GE cardiac within each category.
Entry-Level: GE Vivid T8 Ultrasound Machine
The GE Vivid T8 ultrasound machine is feature-rich, easy to use and affordable. This unit was engineered for high reliability and durability and is easy to operate and transport in many environments.
The T8 is a true Vivid console with an intuitive user interface, vivid applications, features, workflow and reliability that have all been simplified for ease of use. With a Windows® 10 operating system, this unit is ready for the future and secured against data breaches.
This Vivid T8 is equipped with a 19” LCD monitor, touch screen and articulated monitor arm. The T8 also comes with a three-year warranty and a one day on-site application training session. Learn more about the GE Vivid T8.
Mid-Level: GE Vivid S70 Ultrasound Machine
The GE Vivid S70 ultrasound machine is a mobile, robust system with 4D TEE capability that takes cardiovascular ultrasound to new heights.
GE’s innovative, programmable and flexible beamforming technology, cSound, provides exceptional image quality and power. In 4D, cSound delivers volume sizes suited for full volume single-beat and multi-beat 4D acquisition.
Using both coherent and harmonic image processing, the system provides computational power, ease of imaging, workflow flexibility, and product upgradeability, and at just 21.7” width this unit can easily fit into tight spots. The Vivid S70 comes with a 19″ LED monitor and touch screen with ultra-high resolution, intuitive user interface, clear resolution display, and remote image storage archive capabilities. Easy to use features make the GE Vivid S70 an extremely productive 2D and 4D imaging cardiovascular ultrasound system. Learn more about the GE Vivid S70.
Flagship: GE Vivid E90 Ultrasound Machine
Difficult to scan body types are no longer a concern thanks to the enhanced imaging capabilities of XDclear probes combined with cSound beamformer technology.
Empower your care team with the expanded advantages and artificial intelligence of the Vivid E90 cardiovascular ultrasound system. Diagnose more confidently with the help of enhanced 2D and color image quality.
Accelerate exams via extended automatic Doppler measurements for TEE and TTE. Gain reproducible results with advanced capabilities for quantifying heart function and ejection fraction.
The Vivid E90 delivers a multitude of functions, vital monitoring, ample storage, 22” high-res wide screen OLED monitor, and an ultra-high-resolution multi-touch LCD screen display making it an excellent cardiac ultrasound unit. Learn more about the GE Vivid E90.
Portable: GE Vivid iq Ultrasound Machine
Wherever you and your patients need it, the GE Vivid iq ultrasound delivers premium image quality for cardiac care. This small but powerful package includes high end deformation imaging tools like TVI, Strain, 4D TEE and ICE, and shared services.
The combination of the full touch screen control with a conventional user control panel provides a smooth and intuitive user experience. This improves keystrokes, ease of use, and allows operators the freedom to focus on the patient and ultrasound images during the exam. Auto optimization technology assists the operator in obtaining excellent image quality with minimal manipulation of controls.
The innovative tablet-like touch user interface, lightweight compact design and extensive battery options enable easy transportation between rooms, offices or patient sites. The battery option provides additional scanning time without a power supply and also allows quick boot-up time from standby mode. Learn more about the Vivid iq.
GE Vivid Ultrasound Machine Options and Transducers
We have collected the available options and transducers for each of the units highlighted above so they can be viewed side-by-side for easy comparison.
Below you will find the various transducers for each of the four units highlighted in this article.
GE Vivid’s ultrasound machines have the features, functionality and reliability you’ve come to expect from GE Healthcare. We hope our product recommendations were helpful in your process to identify the right unit for you and your patient’s needs.
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Why Buy from National Ultrasound?
Since our founding in 2003, we at National Ultrasound have focused on a single product category: new and used ultrasound systems, parts and probes. We are a company of technicians with more than 250 years of collective experience working with equipment from the six largest ultrasound manufacturers.
Our focus on being the best and most knowledgeable in a single industry is what has led to our position as the #1 dedicated ultrasound supplier in the United States and allows us to provide the best equipment and service to healthcare professionals across the globe.
Our mission is to continually provide our customers with quality ultrasound equipment and services at the lowest possible prices.
Our standards are high and our reputation for quality equipment and service precedes us. We are able to provide better value to our customers because we are always looking for the most affordable, best quality systems.
Contact National Ultrasound today to hear more about why we are your ultrasound machine distributor of choice or to speak with a member of our sales staff.
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