The Vivid q is a solid choice over the GE Vivid i as it features the M4S-RS Matrix cardiac ultrasound probe, which allows deeper penetration and higher image resolution over the 3S-RS. The image quality for cardiac, venous, vascular, small parts, and a variety of images is excellent for nearfield imaging as well as penetration for difficult-to-image patients and deep tissue.
As a refurbished portable cardiovascular ultrasound machine, the GE Vivid q presents an excellent value and performance over other machines. IN choosing between the Vivid i and the Vivid q, the upgraded cardiac probe is definitely a consideration in choosing the Vivid q. Note that fewer Vivid q’s were made by GE and they can be difficult to find.