GE Healthcare has received the CE for a new version of its Vivid E9 cardiovascular ultrasound system. The new version features XDclear technology, which is designed to enhance image quality in 2D, 4D, colour and doppler; aims to shorten exam time; and enhance diagnostic confidence in the adult and paediatric echo labs during interventions or in the operating room.
According to a press release, with the new Vivid E9 with XDclear, GE Healthcare offers a comprehensive probe portfolio of adult, paediatric, vascular and abdominal imaging probes that are well suited for many departments’ cardiovascular and shared service needs.
Enhancements with the new system include:
Echo—Combining the XDclear and Matrix Array technologies, the new M5Sc-D probe offers enhanced sensitivity in colour flow and Doppler. The Vivid E9 with XDclear also provides quantification enhancements by fully automating regions of interest placement in AFI, and further developing its 4D strain offering to include the export of mesh for researchers and enhanced tracking for clinicians.
Interventional—GE has standardised depth illumination on this platform to enhance communication to non-echo experts and is offering the next GE generation of stereo vision called PolarVision. PolarVision can enhance communication in the cath lab and OR by combining polarised stereo with depth rendering on a dedicated 3D monitor.
Paediatrics—Vivid E9 with XDclear delivers advanced technology to image paediatric patients and allows for the acquisition of images on a wide range of paediatric and neonatal patients, quickly and with minimal system adjustments.
“GE’s Vivid E9 is a high quality system, well-suited for use in infants. The 12S probe provides excellent image quality coupled with a small physical footprint which is well suited for the smaller children,” John Simpson, director of Paediatric Echocardiology at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. “The Vivid E9 system is compact and designed for many settings including intensive care unit, neonatal unit and imaging in theatre or cath lab.”