GE Versana Premier – A World-class ultrasound machine

Used GE Versana Premier

GE Healthcare has so far launched Versana Active, Versana Balance and Versana Essential in the Versana family of ultrasound. The GE Versana ultrasound machines are positioned for ‘Primary Care’ as Ultrasound for Emerging Care and specifically as “World-class ultrasound machine designed for peace of mind”. The GE Versana Premier ultrasound system, tagged as “Powerful, Versatile, Productive” joins this club in 2019.

GE Versana Premier is designed with medical practitioners in mind – to help deliver efficient, high-quality care. A wide variety of ultrasound probes and clinical features enable quick and comfortable exams, see clearly and confidently diagnose a broad range of conditions.

Key Features of Versana Premier

GE Versana Premier features all the best in ultrasound technologies available today for the price such as, excellent image quality due to the latest imaging technology along with automation of image optimization techniques like ‘whizz image tuning’. The 3D/4D also makes visualization simpler. This makes it easier even for OB-GYNs, General Physicians and other clinicians to do many scans themselves rather than depend entirely on a Radiologist. So that lesser acquainted clinicians other than Radiologists can confidently diagnose without any concern there are a number of support functions like Scan Assistant, Scan Coach, My Trainer etc.

The Versana Premier ultrasound machine has a number of semi-automated features that help to produce high resolution images and move scans forward, such as Whizz one-touch dynamic image optimization, Auto IMT measurement, and SonoBiometry for fetal measurements. It does include Doppler capabilities. Using it you can view the thyroid vasculature, kidney vessels, and assess blood flow through the aorta, carotid, and other vessels.

Applications in Versana Premier

Versana Premier is a great option in the latest launches, if one is looking for versatility in an Ultrasound system. GE Versana Premier is like a shared-service ultrasound machine, useful in applications for abdominal, OB/GYN, cardiac, urology, vascular and musculoskeletal, breast, small parts exams etc. Some key highlights are:

  • Breast Care
    A step-by-step approach can be used for breast scans ensuring coverage of all segments. If doing a serial exam, one can compare past images to reassess quadrants previously flagged as risks.

There are a number of special features for Cardiac exams like:

  • Auto EF
    Myocardial tissue deformation can be automatically tracked and left ventricular ejection fraction calculated. Tracings from the apical four-chamber and apical two-chamber views are system generated and so is the ejection fraction calculation.
  • Stress echo
    A template editor for myocardium stress testing is available. Heart segment function can be evaluated through myocardium stress scoring and comparison. Stress echo support enables wall motion scoring and automatic stress level labeling of measurements.
  • QTVI
    TruScan raw data can be used in cardiac exams to make an advanced analysis and quantification of left ventricular function.
  • Myocardial Doppler
    Imaging with color overlay on the tissue image is a key feature.
  • Needle Recognition
    Accurate biopsies can be performed with technology that clarifies the precise location of the needle point.
    Virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL) is a 3D tool that enables volume calculation of eccentrically shaped areas or complex anatomical structures.
  • Tissue Doppler
    Acquire data in the background during regular 2D imaging.
  • B-Flow and B-Flow color
    B-Flow is intended to provide a more intuitive representation of non-quantitative hemodynamics in vascular structures.
  • Contrast Enhancement Ultrasound (CEUS)
    Vascularization detection technique that uses the sound reflection properties of injected contrast agent.
  • Tissue velocity imaging (TVI)
    Calculates and color-codes the velocities in tissues.
  • 3D/4D
    3D/4D visualizations are especially useful in Obstetrics. 3D image rendering and display provide fast reconstruction of anatomical sweeps. 4D provides continuous, high-volume acquisition of 3D images. 4D adds the dimension of movement to a 3D image.
  • SonoBiometry
    Receive suggested caliper placements to perform standardized BPD, HC, AC, FL and HL fetal measurements.
  • Elastography
    Shows the spacial distribution of tissue elasticity properties in a region of interest by estimating the strain before and after tissue distortion caused by external and internal forces. Can help detect abnormal tissues by assessing their stiffness in relation to surrounding tissue.

Premium Image Quality

The key highlight for Versana Premier is it has excellent image quality for the price.

  • Whizz image tuning
    Just touch the Whizz button on your console once. Without pressing it again, Whizz continuously and automatically optimizes the image, even as you move from one organ or structure to another. Whizz bladder is essentially AutoBladder function within the Whizz feature.

 Guidance & Coaching available

For those getting acquainted with the device, GE Versana Premier offers online tools called Scan Coach, a refresher tool you can use to capture the images you need and My Trainer that help to learn how to use it properly

  • Scan Assistant
    Provide ultrasound sonographers with predefined standardized exam protocols that walk them through all steps of image acquisition, saving keystrokes, reducing stress and fatigue, and maximizing exam consistency.
  • Voice comments
    Connect a microphone, touch a screen icon, and capture hand-free recorded voice comments that are overlaid on images and saved for playback later when reviewing the exam.
  • Insite Technology
    GE advanced remote service technology and remote monitoring diagnostics and repair; instantly connect your ultrasound machine with a GE service expert to resolve many issues remotely on the spot.
  • Tricefy Uplink
    Send images to the Tricefy cloud wirelessly to share with other clinicians for consultation, or share with patients. This requires high-speed wi-fi connectivity and may be available in some countries only.
  • Effective exam follow-up
    For follow-up exams, the Follow-up Tool automatically identifies the same ultrasound probe, preset, depth, gain and frequency settings as used in the prior scan. The current real-time ultrasound image displays side-by-side with the prior image for easy comparison.

Hardware, Connectivity & Ergonomics in Versana Premier

The hardware design is aimed to be very user-friendly and ergonomical. The key highlights are:

  • Large Full HD Display
  • Articulating monitor arm
  • Touch panel
  • Height-adjustable console
  • Gel warmer
  • Integrated battery.

Probes compatible with GE Versana Premier

There are a dozen probes that are compatible with Versana Premier, covering all mentioned applications.

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