GE Voluson E8 Standard Features
19” LCD monitor on fully articulating arm
10.4” LCD touch panel
Automatic Tissue Optimization
Coded Harmonic Imaging with Pulse Inversion Technology
Coded Excitation (CE)
FFC – Focus Frequency Composite
Virtual Convex and Wide Sector
XTD (Extended View or Panoramic Imaging Mode)
SRI II (Speckle Reduction Imaging)
CrossXBeamCRI* (Compound Resolution Imaging)
TUI (Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging, or Multi-Slice Imaging)
DICOM™ (Verify, Print, Store, Modality Worklist, Structured Reporting, MPPS, Media Exchange)
Static 3D Mode:
B Mode only
B + Power Doppler Mod
B + CFM Doppler Mod
B + HD-Flow Mod
B + CRI
Focus and Frequency Composite (FFC)
Wide Angle on Endovaginal Probes
Patient Information Database
Image Archive on a Hard Drive (via Raw-Data File, DICOM File both Single and Multiframe)
Image Archive to CD-R(W), DVD +/-
Export Images as BMP, TIFF, JPEG, AVI, MOV, DCM. MPEG4
3D/4D Data Compression (Lossy/Lossless)
Real-Time Automatic Doppler Calculations
Hard Drive 500 GB (BT13), 450GB for Data Storage
OB Measurements, Calculations, and Reports
GYN Measurements, Calculations, and Reports
Vascular Measurements, Calculations, and Reports
Cardio Measurements, Calculations, and Reports
Abdominal Measurements, Calculations, and Reports
GE Voluson E8 Ultrasound Technology Definitions
Coded Excitation (CE): This feature on the Voluson E8 improves image resolution and penetration in the far-field. This allows the use of a higher frequency on technically difficult patients.
Wide Sector: Standard on the Voluson E8, this widens the sector probe’s imaging field of view.
SRI II: A nonlinear diffusion filtering technique that improves image quality in real-time by reducing speckles.
CrossXBeam CRI: This core technology on the GE Voluson E8 uses compound resolution imaging to improve border and image clarity.
TUI: This is a new visualization mode for 3D and 4D data sets on the Voluson E8. The data is presented as slices through the data set that are parallel to each other. An overview image, which is orthogonal to the parallel slices, shows which parts of the volume are displayed in the parallel planes. This method of visualization is consistent with the way other medical systems such as CT or MRI, present the data to the user. The distance between the different planes can be adjusted to the requirements of the given data set. In addition, it is possible to set the number of planes. The planes and the overview image can also be printed to a DICOM printer, for easier comparison
of the ultrasound data with CT and/or MRI data.
SonoNT: This Voluson E8 feature allows for semi-automatic Nuchal Translucency measurements.
SonoIT: Sonography based Intracranial Translucency is a system supported measurement.
Starting from the routinely used midsagittal view of the fetal face, obtained for assessment of the Nuchal Translucency and nasal bone, the ultrasound system uses a semiautomated mode to measure the anterior-posterior diameter of the fourth ventricle recognizable as intracranial translucency. The workflow is identical to SonoNT.
SonoBiometry: The Voluson E8 provides an alternative to the common fetal biometry measurements. It provides system suggested measurements for BPD, HC, AC, and FL which need to be confirmed by the user or can be changed manually.
SonoRender Start: This feature on the Voluson E8 speeds up the acquisition of the fetal face in 4D.
Scan Assistant: Automated step-by-step help for those new to scanning.
Focus and Frequency Composite (FFC): A Voluson E8 technology that utilizes two different transmission frequencies and two different focal ranges in the 2D image. This function combines a
low frequency to increase the penetration and higher frequency to keep a high resolution. It reduces speckle and artifacts in the 2D image to facilitate the examination of difficult-to-scan patients.
Beta View: Allows for the adjustment of the Volume O-Axis position of 3D probes in 2D mode. The green line in the displayed symbol indicates the position of the acoustic block. The “+” and “-“ define the corresponding sweep direction on the touchscreen.