We've been selling the Vivid systems since they were known as the System FiVe from Vingmed... Back then, if you could dig your way through the user interface and impossible stress echo system, the System FiVe provided you with image quality like you'd never seen.
GE purchased this company and soon thereafter the Vivid series was introduced.
When the Vivid 7 hit the market, the only time we've seen more "buzz" around a system was the release of GE's Voluson 730 4D ultrasound. (They didn't make that either, it was developed by another company that GE purchased, just like Vingmed).
The Vivid 7 cardiac/vascular ultrasound was so popular, you could hardly get into GE's booth at trade shows. Its image quality, color Doppler, penetration, stress package, image management, and frame rates were like nothing on the market.
Competition has caught up, but GE, to its credit, has stayed ahead of the game and provides great 3D, 4D, and advanced imaging packages to "keep up with the Jones'"
Regardless, it's such a popular system that you can get them cheap on the used equipment market. They're available, well-priced, and we're experts at installation, training, and service on these. There's one available in every budget.
Every time we install one of these systems, there is an overwhelming surprise from customers, who realize they received an incredible piece of equipment at a low price. It always helps to then remind them that reimbursements are the same no matter if the system cost $20,000 or $200,000 ;-)
M3S 1.5 4.0 MHz, Adult Cardiac/Transcranial TCD Phased Array Sector
3V 3D/4D cardiac Sector
3S 1.5-3.6 MHz, Cardiac Phased Array Sector
5S 2.2 5.0 MHz, High Resolution Adult Cardiac Phased Array Sector
7S 3.5 8.0 MHz, Pediatric Cardiac Phased Array Sector
10S H4901PC, 4.4 10.0 MHz, Neonatal Cardiac Phased Array Sector
H4830JE, 2.0 MHz, Doppler
H4830JG, 6.0 MHz, Doppler
3.5C 2.4 4.5 MHz, Abdominal Convex Array
8C 5.0-8.0 MHz Abdominal, Vascular, Neonatal Head Convex Array
M7C 5.0-7.0 MHz Abdominal and Vascular Convex Array
5C 4.4-6.7 MHz High Frequency Abdominal and Vascular Convex Array
E8C 5.0-8.0 Mhz Endovaginal Convex Array
M12L 5.6-14.0 MHz Small Parts Linear Array
12L 5.2-13.0 MHz Small Parts Linear Array
10L 4.8-10 MHz Peripheral Vascular Linear Array
7L 3.3-8.0 MHz Peripheral and Cerebro Vascular Linear Array
i13L 10.0-14.0 MHz Intraoperative Linear Array
i8L 6.0-10.0 MHz Intraoperative Linear Array
6T 2.9 7.0 MHz, Phased Array Multiplane Transesophageal
9T 4.0-10 MHz, Phased Array Multiplane Transesophageal
MORE PROBES AND IMAGING MODES AVAILABLE ON NEWER SYSTEMS.
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