GE Vivid E90 Dimensions and Weight
• Width: 544mm, 21 3/4″
• Depth: 844mm, 33 1/4″
• Height: 1230mm – 1670mm, 48 3/8″ – 65 3/4″ (up/down mechanism + LCD arm)
• Weight: 278lbs (126kgs)
GE Vivid E90 Specifications
• Infinite number of effective channels
• Minimum field-of-view range (depth): 0 – 2cm (zoom) (probe dependent)
• Maximum field-of-view range (depth): 0 – 50cm (probe dependent)
• Width range: 10 – 120 degrees
• Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture
• Continuous dynamic transmit focus
• Adjustable dynamic range, infinite upper level
Electrical Power for the Vivid E90
• Nominal input voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
• Typical power consumption: 500W at a default cardiac preset with M5Sc
• Rated power consumption: 700W
GE Vivid E90 Ultrasound Review
Along with the GE Vivid E95, the Vivid E90 is one of GE’s premium cardiovascular ultrasound systems and an upgrade over the still-popular GE Vivid E9. In terms of imaging quality, the Vivid E90 is powered by GE’s cSound beamformer software and image reconstruction platform. Along with the new cSound platform, another major improvement of the Vivid E90 is its 3 XDclear transducers, namely the M5Sc-D, the C2-9-D, and the C1-6-D, each of which offers enhanced resolution, sensitivity, and penetration (up to 50cm).
The major difference between the GE Vivid E90 and similar GE systems like the Vivid E95 is that the Vivid E90 does not have 4D echocardiography. However, the newly added dedicated beamforming software of the GE Vivid E90 provides superior 2D and doppler cardiac image quality, which an operator can experience by combining cSound with an M5Sc XDclear transducer.
The range of transducers offered by the GE Vivid E90 is similar to the Vivid E9, with the exception of a high-frequency linear transducer that fully covers vascular applications.
If your reason for purchasing a premium cardiac imaging system is to have 4D echocardiography, then the GE Vivid E95 is a better option than the Vivid E90. However, the reasonable price point of the Vivid E90 (around $56,300 to $86,000) combined with the system’s reliability may be the determining factor when comparing this system with its competitors. To speak with a sales representative about how the Vivid E90 can work for your imaging needs, please contact Ultrasound Supply or our parent company, Probo Medical.
GE Vivid E90 Probes and Transducers
L8-18i-D [5.0 – 15.0MHz]
C1-6-D [1.5 – 6.0MHz]
C2-9-D [2.3 – 8.4MHz]
Micro Convex Probe
8C [4.0 – 8.0MHz]
Endo Cavity Probe
IC5-9-D [3.3 – 8.6MHz]
Volume TEE Probe
6VT-D [3.0 – 8.0MHz]
GE Vivid E90 Features
• High resolution 22″ wide OLED monitor
• High resolution 12″ wide LCD touch screen
• 4 active probe ports and one CW port
• ECG port
• Integrated HDD
• Multiple USB ports (front/back)
• Integrated DVD-R multi-drive (optional )
• On-board storage for B/W thermal printer
• Integrated speakers for premium sound
• Integrated locking mechanism that provides rolling lock and caster swivel lock
• Integrated cable management
• Easily accessible removable air filters for cleaning
• Front and rear handles
• Side storage trays
• Rear storage trays/baskets
• Hand rest
• Automatic Optimization
• Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI-HD)
• Fine Angle Steer
• Coded Harmonic Imaging
• Tissue velocity M-mode
• Continuous wave Doppler
• Tissue M-mode
• Pulsed wave Doppler
• Anatomical M-mode
• Curved anatomical M-mode
• Tissue velocity imaging
• Tissue velocity Doppler
• Raw Data Analysis
• Real-time automatic Doppler calculations
• Tissue Tracking Mode
• Contrast Imaging LVO Contrast
Peripheral Options for Vivid E90 Systems
• Sony Digital UP-D711 Thermal Printer
• Sony Fixture Kit for Digital UP-D711 Thermal Printer
• Sony Digital UP-D25 Color Thermal Printer
• Sony Digital UP-D897 BW Thermal Printer
• Mitsubishi P93W/E Thermal Printer
• Mitsubishi P95DW Thermal Printer
• USB B/W video printer with control from the system
• External USB printer connection
• Direct streaming DVR (Sony® HVO-550MD)
• 16 GB encrypted memory stick
• 2 TB USB hard drive (2 x 2 TB SATA II hard drives mirrored for data redundancy)
• Three-pedal configurable footswitch
• Ethernet – 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps
• Multiple USB 2.0 ports
• RS-DLP Probe Adapter for TEE Probe
• Integrated gel holders
• User-configurable probe holders
• ECG + AHA/IEC® Cables
Aquasonic ultrasound gel
Sono ultrasound wipes
Sony UPP-110HG thermal printing paper
Sony UPC-21L color thermal printing pack
Mitsubishi KP95HG thermal roll paper (new)
Mitsubishi KP65HM-CE high-density thermal paper
GE Vivid E90 Ports
• Ethernet – 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps
• Multiple USB 2.0 ports
Image Storage Capabilities
• On-board database of patient information from past exams
• Storage formats:
– DICOM®-compressed or uncompressed, single/multi-frame, with/without raw data, storage via clipboard and/or seamlessly directly to the destination device
– Transfer/ “Save As” JPEG, MPEG, AVI, DICOM, Raw DICOM, and VolDicom formats
• Storage devices:
– USB memory stick: 16 GB
– CD-RW storage: 700 MB (DVD option required)
– DVD storage: -R (4.7 GB) (DVD option required)
– Hard drive image storage: 0.5 TB
• Compare old images with the current exam
• Reload of archived data sets
• Activation control of USB devices
GE Vivid E90 Clinical Applications
• Stress (including Exercise, QStress, and LVO Stress) (optional)
• Abdominal (incl. renal)
• Vascular (incl. carotid, LEA, LEV, UEA, UEV, aorto-Iliac)
• Fetal heart
• Neonatal head
• Small parts
• Intra Operative
• Urology (incl. pelvic)
• Rodent ( incl. rats and mice for research)
• Contrast (optional)
• Contrast low MI (optional)
• LVO contrast
GE Vivid E90 Key Features
Auto Optimization is a one-touch image optimization function that a user uses to optimize the image, based on the actual B-mode image or Pulse wave Doppler data. The function works based on preset levels (Low, Medium, and High) and allows users to pick a preference for the contrast enhancement in the resulting image. Low does the least amount of contrast enhancement, high does the most. Auto Optimization is available in single or multi-image, on live, frozen, or CINE images (in B-Mode only), while in the zoom, and in Spectral Doppler. Auto Optimization in PW Doppler Mode optimizes the spectral data. Auto adjusts the Velocity Scale (live imaging only), baseline shift, dynamic range, and invert (if preset). Upon deactivation, the spectrum is still optimized.
B-Flow utilizes grayscale imaging to visualize a blood flow with different gray intensities according to the reflector’s speed and hemodynamics. B-Flow is less dependent on the user or scanning angle, while Color Doppler is heavily dependent on the scanning angle. It also provides a higher frame rate and spatial resolution than Color Flow. B-Flow may help visualize vessel-wall irregularities, kidney perfusion, liver and spleen vasculature, and bladder reflux or jets.
Anatomical M-Mode helps improve the accuracy of arrhythmia assessments and cardiac measurements. It enables to provide M Mode images truly perpendicular to the ventricular septum.
Virtual Apex provides wider FOV in the nearfield. Available on sector probes.
Raw Data is a software tool that enables image processing, quick data re-acquisition, and image analysis with the same resolution and same frame rates of original images. Raw Data shortens exam duration, improves clinical workflow by post-processing, and reduces the time to put the probe on a patient.
Matrix Array Volume Technology is the most advanced transducer technology in the ultrasound industry. It overcomes the limitation of volume achieving rate, improves the image quality of coronal view, and enables unlimited post-processing. The matrix array has a 2-dimensional arrangement of transducer elements like squares on a chessboard. This allows control over the sound beam in two perpendicular angles. With that, one can steer and focus the sound beam on a whole volume.
Auto IMT automates measurement of intima-media thickness of vessels. Auto IMT helps keep track of atherosclerosis diseases from the early stage as it is developed.
Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI) is a myocardial Doppler Imaging with a color overlay on the tissue image that is available on the sector probes. Tissue color overlay can be removed to show just the 2D image, while still retaining the tissue velocity information. Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI) is an ultrasound-based technique used for quantitative analysis of the cardiac function and has earlier been evaluated according to myocardial velocities. The technique is the same as for Doppler echocardiography, which measures flow velocities. Tissue signals, however, have higher amplitude and lower velocities, and the signals are extracted by using different filter and gain settings.
TSI (Tissue Synchronization Imaging) is a parametric imaging tool derived from Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI), which portrays regional asynchrony on 2D echocardiographic pictures. This image is portrayed by transforming the timing of regional peak velocity during the ejection phase into color codes and overlying the moving myocardium. This allows immediate visual identification of a regional delay in systole, while a quick quantitative measurement of regional delay can be taken.
Strain and Strain Rate are for evaluation of regional myocardial function, and for assessing synchronicity and guidance during biventricular pacing procedures. Strain and Strain Rate utilizes the TVI mode. Strain calculates and color-codes the extent of tissue deformation (lengthening or shortening) relative to the original size over a given time interval, typically the systole. Strain rate calculates and color-codes the deformation per unit time i.e. the speed at which the tissue deformation occurs. The strain rate is calculated as the spatial gradient of velocity data.
Auto EF is the function that automatically measures LV ejection fraction. Along with the Automated Function Imaging (AFI) feature, Auto EF maximizes time efficiency by the reproducible quantitative output that increases the physician’s diagnostic confidence.
Automated Function Imaging (AFI) is a decision support tool for regional and global assessment of the LV systolic function. AFI is a tool derived from 2D Strain, which calculates the myocardial tissue deformation based on feature tracking on 2D greyscale loops.
Left Ventricular Contrast Imaging, where the LV Contrast and LVO Stress applications are optimized for endocardial border detection and assessment of wall motion and wall thickening.
Contrast Low MI enables real-time imaging, using a MI low enough to generate little tissue signal whilst generating sufficient signal from microbubbles. This allows continuous imaging as the low MI avoids significant bubble destruction. A flash of high MI ultrasound pulses can intentionally destroy microbubbles, while, contrast replenishment is then observed to allow qualitative and quantitative assessment of the myocardium utilizing a contrast agent.
Quantitative analysis (Q Analysis) software package is designed for analysis of TVI related (Tissue Tracking, Strain, Strain rate, TSI) and Contrast related raw data. Q Analysis traces for velocity or derived Parameters inside defined regions of interest as a function of time.