Technology | June 27, 2006

Compact Ultrasound System Boasts 4-D Imaging Capabilities

GE Healthcare announced that they have received FDA clearance for the Voluson i, a 4-D compact ultrasound system designed specifically for women’s healthcare, including obstetric, gynecological and other clinical applications. This new compact system allows clinicians to make real-time diagnoses by being able to provide 4-D imaging wherever the patient may be located.
Voluson i can help enhance the efficiency and reach of clinicians by offering the functionality and high performance of a standard ultrasound system in a portable design that weighs slightly more than the average newborn. This benefit, together with the system’s ease-of-use, can reportedly enable facilities of all sizes to offer 4-D imaging as the standard of care for prenatal women. The portability of the Voluson i can also be used for community and rural clinics and mobile imaging services.

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