An Ultrasound Image So Clear You Can See a Baby’s Personality
GE Launches new Voluson E10 featuring world’s first curved electronic 4D probe and next generation of HDlive
Barcelona, Spain September 15, 2014 – GE Healthcare announced today commercial availability in the U.S, Europe and Japan for its new Voluson E10 ultrasound system featuring the world’s first curved matrix electronic 4D probe designed specifically for OB/GYN and the next generation version of its HDlive software.
The Voluson E10 is GE’s newest and most advanced Voluson system to date. Featuring the Radiance System Architecture the system provides healthcare providers*:
- 4-times the ultrasound pathways for more improved clarity and allowing for spectacular 2D and 3D/4D images with increased penetration;
- 10-times the data transfer rates for more speed and to give higher resolution and very fast frame rates
- 4-times the processing power for more flexibility with advanced applications and efficient workflow.
“The Voluson Expert series systems deliver leading technologies dedicated to helping improve the quality of patient care, enhancing workflow and optimizing cost to the premium and high end markets,” said Karl-Heinz Lumpi, General Manager of Women’s Health Ultrasound for GE Healthcare. “Through our newest system, the Voluson E10, and its industry-first features, we hope to provide healthcare providers with GE’s latest tools they seek to help provide better care for more women around the world.”
The system supports the eM6C, the first commercially available curved matrix electronic 4D probe designed specifically for the needs of OB/GYN imaging. Electronic 4D technology was designed to provide new opportunities in 4D imaging with ultra-fast volume rates, flexible imaging formats and the excellent resolution.
“The electronic 4D technology may revolutionize imaging of the fetal heart.” Said Dr. Greggory DeVore, ‘”This eM6C probe offers diagnostic possibilities for Real-Time 4D imaging that helps reduce movement artifact. The new eSTIC technology conquers the limitations of resolution affected by the sweep angle and artifacts associated with color/power Doppler ultrasound of the fetal heart. This is the probe for physicians who are serious about fetal echocardiography.”
In 2011 Voluson introduced HDlive, an industry-first technology providing healthcare providers access to 3D/4D images with exceptional anatomical realism. HDlive helps increase depth perception through the use of a moveable light source. The moveable light source acts as virtual flash light (torch), which may be positioned throughout the volume to highlight areas of interest and enhance background shadows for greater depth perception.
This anatomical realism has now been taken to the next level with the introduction of two new innovative software applications– HDlive Silhouette and HDlive Flow. HDlive Silhouette provides the user greater flexibility in displaying internal as well as external structures. This is especially helpful in the 1st trimester where clinicians can evaluate developing structures, such as the brain, as well as external features such as the face, extremities, hands and feet.
HDlive Flow adds our HDlive technology to 3D/4D color Doppler images. This technique provides vascular structures with more realism, providing increased depth perception and demonstrating vessels in different imaging planes.
For healthcare providers, access to HDlive can enrich communication with the patient and increase confidence due to the imaging technology’s contribution to an advanced level of care. Additionally, HDlive can help achieve a deeper understanding of relational anatomy and help enhance diagnostic confidence. It may help reveal details that are not usually visible.
“The HDlive flow is one the most exciting and beneficial 3D tools in recent memory,” said Dr. Rabih Chaoui. “The use of the technology allows for improved visualization of blood flow with more spatial precision. Additionally, changing light direction through HDlive provides more information of flow in close neighboring vessels and enhances details recognition. With HDlive, healthcare providers will be able to view spatial anatomy of the fetal vasculature in a way I have not seen before.”
SOURCE: GE Healthcare