GE adds new features to Vivid cardiovascular ultrasound

GE Healthcare this week highlighting new features of its Vivid  cardiovascular ultrasound platform at the 17th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), in Baltimore.

The Vivid 7 Dimension ‘06 is designed to help clinicians assess cardiovascular anatomy and LV function with more accuracy. This system is designed to make 4D cardiovascular imaging easier during day-to-day clinical exams. The system is a PC-based, software, raw data ultrasound platform that is updated yearly by the company. Annual breakthroughs renew the platform with cutting edge software and hardware. The 2006 updates offer additional real-time 4D imaging capabilities and quantitative tools, including:

  • Real-time 4D color flow full volume imaging – allows clinicians to assess hemodynamic information in color and real time in the same heart cycle – with the option of viewing a 6 or 9 slice cross section of the left ventricle right on the Vivid 7 system;
  • 4D LV Volume – an EchoPAC Dimension option, gives users the ability to quantify volume information from real-time full volume Vivid 7 data. This GE Healthcare specially tailored package from TomTec Imaging Systems, can now provide a full assessment of the left ventricle volumes free of geometric assumptions;
  • Advance Tissue Synchronization Imaging (TSI) – time-to-peak data derived from TSI’s simple-to-use “red light/green light” visualizations to quantify left ventricle synchronicity for heart failure patients or those undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT); and
  • Automated Function Imaging (AFI) - easy-to-use, quick and accurate tool allowing clinicians to assess and quantify left ventricle wall motion.