Overview

Voluson E8

Throughout the years, your feedback has driven all our technological advancements, helping to make GE Healthcare a leader in women’s health ultrasound.

Working together, we have continued to evolve the VolusonTM family of products.

This means developing technology that allows you to find anatomical information that couldn’t be seen before. Providing you with the ability to confidently explore fetal images in the early stages; introducing automation to facilitate efficient and reproducible exams; and improving the way you examine ultrasound data from a single sweep so that you can focus on early prevention rather than late diagnosis.

Our commitment to you is to continue to enhance the powerful Voluson E8 to reach the next level of extraordinary vision.

Visit our Clinical Image Libraries:

 
HDlive Imaging
View amazingly realistic images from this technology that helps enhance clinical confidence.



Advanced Gynecology
View the clarity of these gynecology images that were created with technologies that help image women through all stages of their lives.


Early Health
View fine details created with Voluson technologies that help clinicians see early into the first trimester.


Advanced Probe Technology
View images created with advanced Voluson probes and demonstrate extraordinary image quality.

Image Quality

Next generation image quality tools


2D image quality enhancement tools


  • Advanced Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI) — helps heighten the visibility of organs and lesions with high-definition contrast resolution that suppresses speckle artifact while maintaining true tissue architecture. 
  • CrossXBeamCRITM — helps enhance tissue and border differentiation with an innovative, real-time spatial compounding acquisition and processing technique.
  • HD-FlowTM — uses a bi-directional Doppler feature to help achieve a more sensitive vascular study and reduce overwriting. 
  • Focus and Frequency Composite (FFC) — Provides for both penetration and resolution benefits by allowing simultaneous transmit frequencies – high frequencies in the near-field together with low frequencies in the far-field. 
  • Coded excitation — Uses GE’s innovative coded technology to allow high frequencies to penetrate deeper into the body for added resolution on technically difficult patients.
  • Pulse inversion (harmonics) — Utilizes 2 pulses to create an image, each an inverse of the other, cancelling out noise to produce clean image.


New second generation, more powerful, Dynamic Rendering Engine

The 2nd generation Dynamic Rendering Engine and innovative probes help provide you extraordinary image quality and seamless operation. 


  • HDliveTM — This next generation rendering tool provides exceptional anatomical realism and helps increase depth perception. This imaging capability can help you achieve a deeper understanding of relational anatomy, enrich patient communication and help enhance diagnostic confidence. Learn more about HDlive.
  • Volume SRI (V-SRI) — This tool provides a high level of speckle reduction utilizing volume/voxel versus traditional single slice imaging. It helps improve 3/4D quality in multi-planar studies and rendered mode, and also provides an enhanced smoothing effect on rendered images which can help improve diagnostic confidence.
  • Advanced Volume Contrast Imaging (VCI) with OmniView — Diagnostic confidence in sonography requires the ability to differentiate irregular shapes with precision. This tool can help improve contrast resolution and visualization of the rendered anatomy with clarity in any image plane.
  • STIC (Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation) — A technology that was pioneered by Voluson engineers. STIC captures a full virtual fetal heart cycle in real time, and the volume can be saved for off-line analysis.
  • Advanced 4D including TUI (Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging) — This tool combines advanced 4D imaging capabilities with TUI (a simultaneous view of multiple parallel slices of a volume data set) which can help you make analysis and documentation of dynamic studies easier.


Advanced volume ultrasound technologies

Voluson technology enhancements help provide extraordinary image quality and functionality you need to help make critical clinical decisions with confidence.


Voluson next generation volume ultrasound technologies will amaze you!


Image Quality
Experience extraordinary vision created by VolusonTM E8 ultrasound systems.



Advanced Probe Technology
View images created with advanced Voluson probes and demonstrate extraordinary image quality.

 

   

Probe Technology

Extraordinary vision starts with advanced probe technology. 


The Voluson E8 supports a wide range of probes that help provide quality imaging – especially in first trimester and complex gynecological exams.

All Voluson E-Series transducers are equipped with in pinless connectors and incorporate innovative wide band-width technology.

Additionally, the Voluson E-Series supports Acoustic Amplifier technology, allowing for the recapture and reuse of unused signal data to help enhance sensitivity, axial resolution and penetration.

  • RIC6-12-D — this high resolution endovaginal volume probe helps you detect fine details early in the first trimester and in gynecology exams. 
  • New RAB6-D — fatigue can be a thing of the past with this next generation volume probe that is 40% lighter than the previous version. Its ergonomic design provides outstanding image quality in 2D and 3D/4D, features a pinless connector and sits comfortably in the clinician's hand. 
  • C1-5-D — this probe helps you image confidently with deep penetration even when scanning large patients. 
  • New C4-8-D — with high frequency and a small footprint, this probe helps provide exceptional high resolution obstetrical images during each trimester. 
  • RM6c — this high-resolution convex matrix technology volume probe provides excellent spatial resolution and image uniformity from near to far field. 
  • 9L-D — this linear probe helps provide high-quality images in the first trimester. 
  • ML6-15-D — this linear probe features matrix technology for breast imaging, helping provide maximum spatial resolution and image uniformity in a 50mm footprint.
  • S4-1-D — neonatal probe is dedicated to neonatalogy applications.

Productivity

Help streamline everyday workflow


With its ergonomic design, semi-automatic scanning and information management tools, the VolusonTM E8 can be a valuable partner in helping increase workflow efficiency.


  • Touch screen — the user interface helps enhance workflow speed by eliminating keystrokes and displaying critical functions prominently. 
  • New PDF export capabilities — This tool allows the export if report data in PDF format with just the push of a button. 
  • Virtual Rescan — The system captures raw data with every exam, enabling a virtual rescan of the patient at any time after the study, on the system or at a remote ViewPoint workstation. 
  • Anatomical M-Mode (AMM) — Apply M-Mode to two separate areas of the fetal heart to help assess arrhythmias—either while scanning real-time or from a stored clip. 
  • Scan Assistant — Customizable and user-friendly tool that helps improve quality assurance, increase exam consistency, and enhance productivity.


Streamlined archiving & reporting

  • DICOM1 — compliant and compatible with many electronic medical record systems 
  • ViewPoint — reporting and image management enables clinicians to create electronic reports that include images and charts, enhancing archiving and physician communication. ViewPoint also enables volume manipulation with 4DView option, and ultrasound data importation to your medical record system. Learn more about ViewPoint.


DICOM is a trademark of the National Electronics Manufacturers Association.


Automation
Voluson automation tools help you acheive consistent aquisition for high-quality exams.


Automation for specialized exams

Voluson E8 features advanced tools to help you improve reproducibility and efficiency of obstetric and gynaecologic exams, including:


  • SonoNTTM (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) and SonoIT* (Sonography-based Intracranial Translucency) — Voluson technologies that help provide semi-automatic, standardized measurements of the nuchal and intracranial translucency as early as 11 weeks. Both tools can integrate easily into your workflow. SonoNT helps reduce the inter-and-intra-observer variability that comes with manual measurements, and helps provide you with the reproducibility you demand. 
  • SonoBiometryTM — Performs a semi-automatic measurement of the head (both head circumference and bi-parietal diameter), abdomen and femur. This tool can help enhance clinical workflow through helping reduce keystrokes to perform biometry measurements. 
  • SonoAVCTMgeneral (Sonography-based Automatic Volume Count general) —This research tool helps visualization and measurement of hypoechoic structures within anatomy such as the fetal brain, kidneys and gynaecological sonohystograms. 
  • SonoAVCTMfollicle (Sonography-based Automatic Volume Count follicle) — semi-automatically calculates the number and volume of hypoechoic structures from a 3D ovarian volume. Helps improve efficiency and workflow of follicular assessment.
  • SonoVCADTMheart (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display heart)— assists in generating views of a fetal heart from a four-chamber view and complies with the recommended standard examination of the fetal heart.
  • SonoVCADTMlabor (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display labor) —allows you to measure fetal head progression, rotation and direction while automatically documenting the labor procedure with objective ultrasound and manual data in one easy report.

OB/Perinatology

Commitment to Early Health


We aim to help you improve patient care with technology that allows you to focus on early prevention rather than late diagnosis.


Our goal is to help clinicians detect disease earlier, access additional information and intervene sooner. We call this model of care Early Health. 

  • RIC6-12-D probe — high resolution volume endovaginal probe helps you detect fine details early in the first trimester and in gynaecological exams 
  • SonoNTTM (Sonography-based Nuchal Translucency) and SonoIT* (Sonography-based Intracranial Translucency) — Voluson technologies that help provide semi-automatic, standardized measurements of the nuchal and intracranial translucency as early as 11 weeks. Both tools can integrate easily into your workflow. SonoNT helps reduce the inter-and-intra-observer variability that comes with manual measurements, and helps provide you with the reproducibility you demand.


Continuing to be a leader in fetal cardiac assessment technology

Voluson E8 has helped transform the structural and functional analysis of the fetal heart with a suite of advanced echo imaging technologies that include: 


  • Advanced STIC plus B-Flow  — offers angiographic-like display for visualization of the fetal cardiovascular system. 
  • Anatomical M-Mode — Apply M-Mode to two separate areas of the fetal heart to help assess arrhythmias and cardiac measurements — either while scanning real-time or from a stored clip. 
  • SonoVCADTMheart (Sonography-based Volume Computer Aided Display heart) — assists in generating standard views of a fetal heart from a four-chamber view and complies with the recommended standard examination of the fetal heart.
  • Advanced STIC (Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation) including STIC M-Mode and SonoVCADheart — helps provide a high quality, comprehensive fetal echo examination.


Fetal Cardiac Assessment
VolusonTM advanced fetal heart tools help enhance visualization of fetal heart anatomy.

 

Fetal CNS
Voluson advanced imaging tools enable detailed assessment of the fetal central nervous system


 

Early Health
View fine details created with Voluson technologies that help clinicians see early into the first trimester.

 

 

Fetal CNS tools for imaging fetal brain and spine.


  • Advanced Volume Contrast Imaging (VCI) with OmniView — Diagnostic confidence in sonography requires the ability to differentiate irregular shapes with precision. This tool can help improve contrast resolution and visualization of the rendered anatomy with clarity in any image plane. 
  • Inversion mode — Rendering technique to suppress tissue and only show cystic/anechoic structures. 
  • SonoAVCTMgeneral (Sonography-based Automatic Volume Count general) —Research tool which helps visualization and measurement of hypoechoic structures within anatomy such as the fetal brain, dilated kidneys and gynaecological sonohystograms.

Women's Health

New tools for GYN studies:


  • RIC5-9D probe — this transvaginal probe is equipped with wide sector technology (2D) and 120’ volume angle (3D/4D), enabling you to see additional anatomical information displayed in a single image or volume. 
  • Advanced Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI) — this enhanced imaging algorithm helps heighten the visibility of subtle soft tissue differences such as endometrium or lesions with high-definition contrast resolution that suppresses speckle artifact while maintaining true tissue architecture. 
  • CrossXBeamCRITM — helps enhance tissue and border differentiation with an innovative, real-time spatial compounding acquisition and processing technique. 
  • HD-FlowTM — uses a bi-directional Doppler feature to archive a sensitive vascular study and help reduce overwriting. 
  • Coded contrast Imaging — allows for the detection of a contrast agent inside tissue to help enhance visualization and increase diagnostic confidence. (Not available in the United States). 
  • 3D HyCoSy (Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography) — facilitates gynecological exams with a non-ionizing procedure for tubal patency assessment with 3D display of fallopian tubes. (Not available in the United States) 
  • Elastography with Elastography Analysis — A highly sensitive tool for women’s healthcare to assist in early evaluation and classification of simple and complex masses. The tool offers ratio measurement capability allowing comparison of stiffness (strain) of two regions of interest. Elastography Analysis plots the velocity information of discrete points for graphical analysis of the lesion. It is available both on the linear and endocavity probes. (Not available in all countries.) 
  • Advanced Volume Contrast Imaging (VCI) with OmniView — Diagnostic confidence in sonography requires the ability to differentiate irregular shapes with precision. This tool can help improve contrast resolution and visualization of the rendered anatomy with clarity in any image plane. 
  • SonoAVCTMfollicle (Sonography-based Automatic Volume Count follicle) — semi-automatically calculates the number and volume of hypoechoic structures from a 3D ovarian volume. Helps improve efficiency and workflow of follicular assessment.


Advanced Gynecology
Voluson ultrasound advancements help improve visualization in Women's Health studies

 

 

Breast imaging:


  • ML6-15-D linear probe — features matrix technology for breast imaging, providing maximum spatial resolution and image uniformity in a 50mm footprint.
  • Elastography — this highly sensitive tool for women’s healthcare helps with early evaluation of masses based on their elasticity properties. Available both on the linear and endocavitary probes. 
  • RM14L-D volume matrix probe — helps provide excellent high-resolution convex and linear volume imaging.


Ergonomics

VolusonTM Expert Series system design helps enhance both comfort and workflow efficiency


Arm articulates:

  • Fully articulating arm enables monitor to move independent of console.

Fully adjustable console:

  • Console height adjusts electronically to clinician preference for an ergonomically correct neutral position.
  • Console ‘floats’ and locks easily into place.

Advanced Portability:

  • One of the lightest and smallest premium consoles available.
  • Front and rear handles help make the system easy to move.
  • Four-wheel swivel with steer and lock.

19” high resolution flat screen monitor:

  • Large flat screen monitor design helps reduce eye fatigue.
  • Large ultrasound image size and picture helps increase image clarity.
  • Large clipboard size helps improve visibility and clarity.

Note: All comparisons based upon GE conventional ultrasound versus GE ultrasound featuring the above referenced technologies.


Enhanced user interface:

  • Intuitive user interface helps reduce keystrokes and manipulations.
  • Separate 3D and 4D buttons enables fewer keystrokes.
  • 3D manipulations from either trackball or rotation knobs.

Ergonomically designed probes:

  • Designed for easy imaging—simply place and scan.
  • RAB6-D is a light weight probe, 40% lighter than previous version, and fits comfortably in the user’s hand.

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