GE Healthcare announced today a new compact ultrasound system for cardiac imaging at the point of care. The Vivid e, the newest member of GE’s Compact Series of ultrasound systems, is designed to provide a dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound solution for the physician offices. The Vivid e is being showcased this week at the American Society of Echocardiography’s 17th Annual Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, MD.
“The Vivid e will give more physicians access to cardiovascular imaging capabilities to diagnose a wide range of heart conditions, which will help them to determine the course of treatment for their patients,” said Omar Ishrak, president and CEO, Clinical Systems business, GE Healthcare.
The Vivid e blends image quality, clinical applications, reporting tools and a user interface designed specifically for cardiac imaging in a portable 10 pound package. The system leverages GE’s research and development investment in the areas of software-based ultrasound platforms and hardware miniaturization in a patented design.
GE’s Vivid e is FDA cleared and is commercially available in the U.S.