GE Vivid i Portable UltrasoundMarti Rae
For the doctor that is interested in portability but also wants very good image quality and some advanced features including stress echo. Multiple harmonic frequencies, faster image optimization, Tissue Velocity Imaging, Tissue Tracking. The GE Vivid i has literally saturated the market in cardiology. A great unit at a decent price for the package.
The Vivid i is a high-performance with superb image quality, battery-operated, ultra-portable diagnostic Ultrasound system. It is best known for cardiac and vascular imaging with the newer version allowing for LV function. It is packed with performance and features to get the scan done right.
15″ LCD Monitor
Tissue Velocity Imaging
Intima Media Thickness IMT
i2 Premium Package:
Haromonics on Linear and Convex probes
Speckle Reduction SRI
Automatic Spectrum Optimization ASO
Compound Imaging on Linear Probes
Coded Phase Inversion CPI
Inputs and Outputs
• SVGA video out
– USB-2 (to support CD-RW, video printers
– LAN Ethernet
– PCMCIA (wireless LAN card)
– DC power input
10S-RS Pediatric Sector
12″ x 15″ x 3″
The two TR32 Boards in the Front-End Processor generate the strong bursts transmitted by the probes as ultrasound into the body. The Transmit bursts are routed from the TR32 Boards via the Probe and MUX Board (P&M), to the ultrasound probe located on the board.
Weak ultrasound echoes from blood cells and body structure are received by the probes and routed via the Probe & MUX Board back to the TR32 Boards. The TR32 Boards amplify these signals, convert them to a digital signal and do the beam forming.
Vivid-i™ and Vivid-q™ internal electronics are divided into three main components:
• Front End (FE) Processor
• Back End Processor (BEP)
• DC/DC Power Supply (DC/DC PS)
For both Vivid-i™ and Vivid-q™ systems, internal electronics comprise a single card cage that contains
both the FEP and the BEP.