Getting Started with the GE Vivid iq Ultrasound

The GE Vivid iq is a complete redesign over GE’s previous portable cardiovascular ultrasound machines: the GE Vivid i and the GE Vivid q. As a touchscreen-driven system, learning to use the GE Vivid iq takes some time to get accustomed to the relocation of controls and its overall workflow.

2D Imaging and Image Optimization with the GE Vivid iq

Our GE Vivid iq Training series steps into performing 2D imaging and image optimization. This video builds on the previous video, learning how to use the touchscreen swipes, gestures and control panels to help you achieve the best image possible.

Measurements and Annotations

This part of our GE Vivid iq training series shows the different ways you can use the comments and calc/measurement packages in an efficient manner. Because there is no keyboard, some find the methods somewhat inconvenient. However, there are ways to make it easier, including multiple ways of achieving the same task.

Doppler, Strain and TVI Training

As the most powerful portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine on the market, the Vivid iq has many features that are found on a console machine. Our Vivid iq training shows how to use Doppler, as well as how to activate the various advanced quantification packages.

Reviewing Images, Exporting, and Viewing Reports

The GE Vivid iq can export images to USB, Network, and DICOM/PACS. This video covers reviewing images, comparing images, creating a report and exporting. Before exporting to a DICOM/PACS, you’ll need to view the following part of this training series, which covers setting up the network and DICOM connectivity.

Customizing and Setting up your GE Vivid iq Ultrasound

The GE Vivid iq has extensive system setup and customization options. As a touchscreen-based system, proper setup can help improve your workflow and make your exams more efficient. In this part of our video training I cover all the various screens and pages with explanations of the more important system setup features.

Setting up DICOM/PACS on the GE Vivid iq Ultrasound Machine

DICOM setup on the GE Vivid iq system can be quite difficult, and the user manual isn’t helpful in getting you connected properly. While it is quite powerful and allows you to do many things, following the correct steps will save you, quite literally, hours of frustration. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully as the steps don’t follow the workflow that seems natural on the Setup pages.

For more training videos, check out our Ultrasound Machine Training Library. Interested in purchasing a Vivid iq? Call us today at 866-513-8322.

About the Author

Brian Gill is Probo Medical’s Vice President of Marketing. He has been in the ultrasound industry since 1999. From sales to service to customer support, he has done everything from circuit board repair and on-site service to networking and PACS, to training clinicians on ultrasound equipment. Through the years, Brian has trained more than 500 clinicians on over 100 different ultrasound machines. Currently, Brian is known as the industry expert in evaluating ultrasounds and training users on all makes and models of ultrasound equipment, this includes consulting with manufacturers with equipment evaluations during all stages of product development.