Built from the acclaimed Vivid E9 platform, the new Vivid E9 with XDclear is designed to enhance image quality in 2D, 4D, color and Doppler, aims to help shorten exam time and enhance diagnostic confidence in the adult and pediatric echo labs, during interventions or in the operating room, as well as for shared services.
“Precise, efficient communication between the echocardiographer and the surgeon in the operating room or the interventionalist in the cath lab is a prerequisite for smooth procedure in a crowded and stressful environment,” said Al Lojewski, General Manager of Cardiovascular Ultrasound for GE Healthcare. “In an effort to improve this communication, our innovative Vivid E9 platform provides enhanced 4D visualization of structures, enhanced detailed anatomical insight, clear depth perception and comprehensive visual and quantitative assessment for structural heart repairs.”
With the new Vivid E9 with XDclear, GE Healthcare offers a comprehensive probe portfolio of adult, pediatric, vascular and abdominal imaging probes which are well suited for many department’s cardiovascular and shared services needs. GE Healthcare’s recent development in acoustic engineering combining Single Crystal, Cool Stack and Acoustic Amplifier technologies make the XDclear transducers GE’s highest performing transducers.
Echo- Combining the XDclear and Matrix Array technologies, the new M5Sc-D probe offers enhanced sensitivity in Color Flow and Doppler. The Vivid E9 with XDclear also provides quantification enhancements by fully automating regions of interest placement in AFI (a speckle tracking technology), and further developing its 4D strain offering to include the export of mesh for researchers and enhanced tracking for clinicians. Our EchoPAC™ now also includes support for multilayer 2D Strain as well as segmental wall thickness control.
“The fully automatic quantification tools and industry-recognized AFI technology continue to be some of the most talked about capabilities on our Vivid E9 platform because of their proven, published, reliability and reproducibility,” said Lojewski. “In fact, over the years, close to 400 papers have been published on AFI which highlights the impact this tool has on healthcare providers as they help improve care for millions around the world.”
Interventional GE has standardized Depth Illumination on this platform to enhance communication to non-echo experts and is offering the next GE generation of stereo vision called Polar Vision. Polar Vision can help enhance communication in the cath lab and OR by combining polarized stereo with depth rendering on a dedicated 3D monitor.
Pediatrics - Imaging tiny fast moving heart structures and lesions in small babies and fetuses is a challenge, as both high spatial as well as temporal resolution is required simultaneously. Vivid E9 with XDclear delivers advanced technology to image pediatric patients and allows for the acquisition of images on a wide range of pediatric and neonatal patients, quickly and with minimal system adjustments. The XDclear technology enhances low-level signal display in 2D and M-Mode, and combines high color sensitivity with high frame rates, by leveraging parallel beam forming power. For fetal heart imaging in particular the result is deep penetration without sacrificing resolution.
For more information about GE’s cardiovascular ultrasound product line, please visit vivid.gehealthcare.com/.
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