GE Vivid iQ Portable Ultrasound

The GE Vivid iq is the successor to GE’s very popular advanced portable cardiovascular ultrasound machines, the GE Vivid i and the GE Vivid q. The refurbished Vivid iq is a completely redesigned product aimed at premium cardiovascular imaging, and is also a shared service ultrasound machine for OB/GYN, Small Parts, Vascular, and Abdominal imaging.

The design of the used GE Vivid iq uses a touchscreen interface that operates similar to that of a tablet or touchscreen PC. The closed surface of the user interface makes it easy to clean and disinfect. It is also 10% lighter than the Vivid q, weighing just under 10lbs.

As a premium portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine, the Vivid iq has advanced quantification tools such as Tissue Velocity Imaging, Tissue Tracking, Tissue Synchronization, Strain Rate, AutoEF, AFI, AutoIMT, and RAW data.

The Vivid iq has 4D TEE and ICE transducer capabilities, a rare feature on portable ultrasound machines.


GE Vivid iQ Portable Ultrasound Machine For Sale

The GE Vivid iq is a new and upgraded GE’s Vivid line cardiovascular portable ultrasound system from the base of Vivid q and Vivid i. The Vivid iq has integrated the full touch screen control 15.6″ monitor on conventional user control panel upgrading the user’s intuitive control and operation quality. The Vivid iq applies the trackpad design instead of the trackball interface. The GE Vivid iq is light weight, and with the dedicated cart, three RS and one DLP to support 6VT-D ports are available. Optional three batteries enable to scan more than 180 min with the system battery. The GE Vivid iq enables to support cardiac, transesophageal, peripheral vascular, fetal/OB, abdominal adults, pediatric, small organ, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, musculoskeletal.


GE Vivid iq Dimensions and Weight:

• Height: 64 mm (2.5″)
• Width: 390 mm, (15.35″)
• Depth: 362 mm (14.25″)
• Weight with battery: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs)

GE Vivid iq Specifications:

• Digital beamformer with up to 974,026 effective digital channels
• Minimum field-of-view range (depth): 1 cm (probe dependent)
• Maximum field-of-view range (depth): 33 cm (probe dependent)
• Width range: 10° – 168° (probe dependent)
• Continuous dynamic receive focus/continuous dynamic receive aperture
• Adjustable dynamic range, infinite upper level

GE Vivid iq Electrical power:

• Nominal input voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated power consumption: 500 VA

GE Vivid iq Review:

The GE Vivid iq is an all new system, but developed based on Vivid I and Q. It is the 2nd generation of GE’s dedicated cardiovascular portable system, so GE integrated many experimental hardware features and interface. Especially its console design, which has been totally changed from the former system, Vivid q and i, and integrated 15.6″ multi touch screen enables an user to experience more intuitive workflow. One of the most experimental function is using a track pad instead of a track ball that most systems currently use. With newly the designed cart, the Vivid iq supports many peripheral devices and four transducers including one DLP to support 6VT-D. Apparently, the GE Vivid iq does not support 4D TEE and ICE(Intra Cardiac Echocardiography), but those two features are expected to be integrated soon. Due to the estimated price point over $50,000 equal to Philips CX50, 4D TEE and ICE would be key options for the GE Vivid iq to successfully settle down its position at target market. The clinical options and features of the GE Vivid iq are almost similar to those of Vivid iq. Right now, due to the early version preexisted options and features are only applied. The advanced features expect to be loaded in the next version.

GE Vivid iq Probes/Transducers:

Cardiac Sector Probe
3Sc-RS [1.3 – 4.0MHz]
6S-RS [2.0 – 7.0MHz]
12S-RS [4.5 – 12.0MHz]

Linear Probe
9L-RS [2.4 – 10.0MHz]
12L-RS [4.0 – 13.0MHz]

Convex Probe
4C-RS [1.5 – 5.0MHz]

Micro Convex Probe
8C-RS [3.5 – 10.0MHz]

Endo Cavity Probe
E8Cs-RS [3.5 – 10.0MHz]

Non-imaging Doppler Probe
P2D [2 MHz]

Audult TEE Probe
6Tc-RS [3.0 – 8.0MHz]

Pediatric TEE Probe
9T-RS [4.0 – 10.0MHz]

GE Vivid iq Features:

• Tissue velocity M-mode
• Continuous wave Doppler
• Tissue M-mode
• Pulsed wave Doppler
• Anatomical M-mode
• Tissue velocity imaging
• Tissue tracking
• Tissue velocity Doppler
• Blood flow imaging
• B-flow
• Virtual convex
• Virtual apex
• Coded phase inversion
• Compound imaging

GE Vivid iq Peripheral Options:

• Sony Digital UP-D711 Termal 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
• Eight GB memory stick
• One TB USB hard drive
• USB interface (5)
• HDMI cable
• Three-pedal configurable footswitch
• Rolling bag
• ECG + AHA/IEC® Cables

GE Vivid iq Supplies:

• 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 iq Console ports:

• HDMI interface
• Ethernet – 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps
• Multiple USB 2.0 ports

GE Vivid iq Cart Design:

• Three USB ports
• Six probe holders
• Four probe cable hooks
• Charge box (optional ) – to charge up to three batteries and to scan more than 180 min with four fully charged batteries
• Multi-probe box (optional ) – three RS, one DLP to support 6VT-D

GE Vivid iq image storage:

• 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 destination device

– Transfer/“Save As” JPEG, MPEG, AVI formats

• Storage devices (optional ) :

– USB memory stick: eight GB

– CD-RW storage: 700 MB (DVD option required)

– DVD storage: -RW (4.7 GB)

– Hard drive image storage: one TB

• Compare previous images with current exam
• Reload of archived data sets

GE Vivid iq Options:

• Tissue synchronization imaging
• Intima Media Thickness (IMT)
• CW Doppler
• Strain/Strain Rate Mode (option, enabled by Advanced QScan)
• Tissue Synchronization Imaging Mode (option, enabled by Advanced QScan)
• B-flow
• 2D stress
• Auto EF
• Automated Ejection-Fraction Calculation (AutoEF)
• Z-Scores
• Quantitative Analysis Package (Q-Analysis)
• EchoPAC™/Patient Archive
• Insite™ Express Connection (ExC) Enables Remote Service and Training

GE Vivid iq Applications:

• Cardiac
• Transesophageal
• Peripheral vascular
• Fetal/OB
• Abdominal adults
• Pediatric
• Small organ
• Neonatal cephalic
• Adult cephalic
• Musculoskeletal conventional
• Musculoskeletal superficial
• Transcranial
• Transrectal
• Transvaginal

GE Vivid iq FAQs:

1. Auto Optimization is a one-touch image optimization function that a user 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 user 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 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.

2. B-Flow utilizes grayscale imaging to visualize a blood flow with different gray intensities according to the reflectors’ speed and hemodynamics. B-Flow is less dependent on the user or scanning angle, but Color Doppler heavily dependent on scanning angle, and 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.

3. Anatomical M-Mode helps improve accuracy of arrhythmia assessments and cardiac measurements. It enables to provide M Mode images truly perpendicular to the ventricular septum.

4. Virtual Apex provides wider FOV in the nearfield. Available on sector probes

5. Raw Data is a software tool that enables image processing, quick data re-acquisition, and image analysis with same resolution and same frame rates of original images. Raw Data helps shorten exam duration, improves clinical workflow by post-processing, and reduces a time to put a probe on a patient.

6. Auto IMT automates the measurement of intima-media thickness of vessel. Auto IMT helps keep tracking atherosclerosis diseases from the early stage as it is developed.

7. Tissue Velocity Imaging (TVI) is myocardial Doppler Imaging with color overlay on tissue image available on the sector probes. Tissue color overlay can be removed to show just the 2D image, 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, measuring flow velocities. Tissue signals however, have higher amplitude and lower velocities, and the signals are extracted by using different filter and gain settings.

8. Auto EF is the function that automatically measure LV ejection fraction. Along with the Automated Function Imaging (AFI) feature, Auto EF maximizes time efficiency by the reproducible quantitative output that increases physician’s diagnostic confidence.

9. 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 function of time


Year Launched2016
Estimated Market Pricehigh
Monitor15.6″ Multi-touch LCD
Tilt/Rotate Adjustable MonitorNo
Monitor Resolution1920*1080
Image Size Resolution800*600
Touch ScreenYes
Trackball or TrackpadTrackpad
CP Back-LightingYes
Weight11.5lbs (5.2kg)
Probe Ports1
BatteryYes (up to 1 hr)
Boot-Up Time
Sleep ModeYes
Maximum Depth of Field33cm
Minimum Depth of Field0-1cm
Independent Steer & Lockable WheelsYes
2D, M modeYes
M-color Flow ModeYes
Anatomical M-modeYes
Trapezoidal ModeYes
Color, Power Angio, Pulse Wave DopplerYes
Bi-directional PowerNo
SCW DopplerYes(Option)
Tissue Doppler(Velocity) ImagingYes(option)
Freehand 3DNo
Live 3/4D OB/GYNNo
HD LiveNo
Live 3D EchoNo
Stress EchoYes(Option)
Strain and Strain RateYes(Option)
B FlowYes
Panoramic ImagingNo
Contrast Imaging-CardiacYes(option)
Contrast Imaging – General ImagingNo
Strain-based ElastographyNo
Shear Wave ElastographyNo
Tissue Harmonic ImagingYes
Spatial Compounding(=CrossXbeam)Yes
Speckle Reduction (=SRI)Yes
Auto Image Opt(B mode)Yes
Auto Image Opt(Doppler)No
Write ZoomYes
Triplex ModeYes
Needle Enhancement or Needle RecognitionNo
Auto NT MeasurementNo
Auto Follicle 2D MeasurementNo
Auto Follicle 3D MeasurementNo
Auto IMTYes(Option)
Auto IMT (Real Time)No
Automated B/M/D MeasurementYes (Doppler only)
Automated LH Measurement(Automated Function Imaging(AFI), Cardiac Motion Quantification(CMQ), or Auto EF(Ejection Fraction)Yes (Auto EF only)
Live Dual (B/BC) ModeYes
SmartExam or Scan AssistantYes
Raw Data FileYes
Flexible ReportYes
Barcode ReaderNo
Gel WarmerNo
Women’s Health CareYes
Fetal EchoYes
Small PartsYes
Interventional CardiologyYes
Stress EchocardiographyYes
Transesophageal Echo_AdultYes
Transesophageal Echo_PediatricYes
Internal Medicine w/ Shared ServiceYes
Interventional RadiologyNo
Contrast Imaging_General ImagingNo
Contrast Imaging_CardiacYes
Bowel ImagingNo
Strain ElastographyNo
Shear Wave ElastographyNo
Convex (1~6Mhz)Yes(4C-RS)
Convex (2~9Mhz)No
Single Crystal Convex (1~6Mhz)No
Single Crystal Convex (2~9Mhz)No
Single Crystal Micro ConvexNo
2D Arrary 3D ConvexNo
Micro Convex (5~8Mhz)Yes (8C-RS)
Single Crystal Endocavity_Straight TypeNo
Endocavity_Curved TypeYes (E8C-RS)
BiPlane Endo RectalNo
Biplane Micro Convex (3~10MHz)
3D ConvexNo
3D Convex Light WeightNo
3D EndocavityNo
3D Micro ConvexNo
3D LinearNo
Linear (>14Mhz)No
Linear (3~12Mhz)Yes (12L-RS)
Linear (<9Mhz)Yes (9L-RS)
Single Crystal LinearNo
Single Crystal Linear (3~12Mhz)No
Single Crystal Linear (<9Mhz)No
Linear 50mmNo
Linear 25mmNo
Hockey stick (<13Mhz)No
Hockey stick (>13Mhz)No
T or L shape Intra OperativeNo
Phased Array_AdultYes (3Ss-RS)
Single Crystal Phased Array_AdultNo
2D Arrary 3D Phased ArrayNo
Phased Array_PediatricYes (6S-Rs)
Single Crystal Phased Array_PediatricNo
Phased Array_NeonateYes (12S-RS)
TEE_AdultYes (6Tc-RS)
TEE_PediatricYes (9T-RS)
2D Array 3D TEENo
Pencil CW (2Mhz)Yes (P2D)
Pencil CW (5 or 6Mhz)No
DICOM 3.0Yes
DICOM SR_CardiacYes
DICOM SR_VascularYes
Wireless LANNo


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